Class 17th in the Ballon d’Or after having had an exceptional 2022-2023 season with Naples, winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (22 years old, 11 matches and 3 matches in Serie A this season) against a certain Lionel Messi (36 years old) from the Paris Crown. And obviously, the Gorgian had an excellent time alongside the eight-time Ballon d’Or.
“Meeting Messi at a historic moment for me, maybe you wouldn’t believe me if I told you the story… Messi changed me as a person. During one of the gala breaks, Léo, who was on my right, suddenly stood up. I had no idea why he was getting up or where he was going, because we had been warned to stay seated during breaks. But he came straight towards me. I didn’t know what was happening, and suddenly he reached out to me. I was so confused that I stood up and shook his hand. After that, he greeted me and returned to his place. He earned my respect. It was crazy. He is an incredible person, I respect and appreciate him a lot,” the Neapolitan told the Georgian media.