Argentina saw off France in the 2022 World Cup final to become the first South American team to lift the trophy since Brazil in 2002.
Di Maria was one of the players of the game, causing havoc for Jules Kounde down France’s right-hand side.
The winger won the penalty for Argentina’s opening goal and then finished off a superb counter-attack for their second of the day.
Now, Di Maria’s texts to his wife prior to the final have been revealed and he knew something special was about to happen.
He wrote: “I will be a world champion, my love. It’s written. I will score a goal. Because it’s written like Maracana and Wembley.”
The Juventus midfielder also added: “Go and enjoy tomorrow because we are going to be world champions. Because the 26 of us here and the families deserve it.”
After the final whistle, Di Maria took to Instagram to pay tribute to his family.
He wrote: “They never let me give up. They were always there beating me to death. I just want to say thank you so much for always being there for me. I love them with all my soul. CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD.”