Jenna Millman And Juan Camilo Cruz Discuss Messi’s World Cup: The Rise Of A Legend | Exclusive

Lionel Messi is one of the most decorative athletes in the world. Unfortunately, the one proof of a soccer player’s success had not been reached, until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. During the time when Messi lived with the constant pressure from the media, but most importantly his motherland, Argentina. In Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend we get to relieve part of the World Cup and hear from Messi himself the demands and frustrations he experienced during those 29 days.

Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend Official Trailer | Courtesy of Apply TV+

The Synopsis 

Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend” highlights the thrilling story of the planet’s top living athlete, his loyal supporters across Argentina, and those who made the pilgrimage across the globe to witness his epic World Cup win. The series also features the most personal interviews to date with Messi, alongside conversations with teammates, coaches, competitors, devout fans and commentators testifying to the incredible influence and impact he has on a nation and world stage. The docuseries explores the grace, fortitude and willpower he has exhibited throughout his career as it charts the dramatic path from his first match with the Argentina national football team to carrying the weight of a country on his shoulders through several elusive World Cup wins, leading to his early retirement in 2016 and, ultimately, the comeback to become a FIFA World Cup champion and be crowned the 2022 tournament’s best player.

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Scene from Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend | Courtesy of Apple TV+

Among those involved in making of Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend are the producers, Jenna Millman and Juan Camilo Cruz Orrego. Both former Emmy award-winning filmmakers. They had previously worked together for The Boy from Medellin and today they bring us the boy from Rosario, Argentina. I had the opportunity to speak to Millman and Cruz Orrego about now getting to bring us Messi’s story and how they managed to get us viewers to relive the World Cup Qatar 2022 again. They also shared their favorite episode and got to incorporate the popularity of the “Que Mira’ Bobo” meme plus more!

Nancy Tapia interviews Jenna Millman and Juan Camilo Cruz Orrego for Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend

The four episodes of Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend are now available on Apple TV+

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