Watch: Lionel Messi given hero’s welcome as he arrives in home town of Rosario

Lionel Messi is on top of the world. No man, woman or child will experience the adoration that the tiny Argentine is receiving after delivering La Tercera back to the people.

With more than four million people coming out just to see the open-top bus tour with the trophy in Buenos Aires, the total delirium even proved unsafe, with their route being cut short.

Now on their holidays, the squad have dispersed in order to spend time with their families – although it might not exactly be rest and relaxation, giving the clamour just to see their heroes. Angel di Maria and Messi arrived via helicopter back to hometown Rosario, greeted by Rosario Central and Argentina icon Kily Gonzalez.

He was not the only one who got wind of his arrival. As pointed out by Golazo, he might be spending much of his holidays applying Aftersun.

While most of the scenes of celebration have emerged out of Buenos Aires, the feral ecstasy was present throughout Argentina, as one bus driver in Rosario found out on Sunday night.

Messi arrived to his house at the same speed as the open-top bus was moving, inching through the swathes of people just hoping to catch a glimpse of the man who lifted the Jules Rimet trophy. It might be exhausting, but you can bet Messi wouldn’t swap it for the world.

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