Diaz recalled feeling like he was about to pass away the first time he saw the Argentine sensation, which was during Colombia’s game against Argentina.
The Liverpool player stated he was fortunate to re-meet the superstar of Paris Saint-Germain during the Coppa America two years ago and that he loves him beyond measure.
The day I meet him, I am really going to die! I love Messi,” he told Anfield Watch.
“The first time I had contact with him was in a Colombian game in Barranquilla, but I didn’t start. I was just starting out in the national team.
Diaz went on to describe how the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner met him at a Copa America game two years prior and signed a shirt for him.