Leo Messi has taken to his social media channels to send a message of recognition to Javier Mascherano and Fernando Gago: "Two people that I experienced and shared enjoyable times with have retired from the game and I want to take the opportunity to send them a message: Dear Fer, I hope that everything works out really well for you. We've known each other since we were 17... It was a pleasure to share the dressing room for the national team and play against you. I wish you all the best and hope that you continue to accomplish your dreams. And what can I say about Masche? So many years together, seeing each other every day and sharing so many things... We enjoyed some really happy times on the pitch and some tough ones too, both with Argentina and Barcelona. We've missed you ever since you left. I wish you and your family all the best now and always!"