Messi: I’ll Quit National Team If Argentina Fail To Win 2018 World Cup
Lionel Messi has revealed he will ‘give up’ on the national team if Argentina don’t win this year’s FIFA World Cup holding in Russia.
The Barcelona star has won everything in the club game but a major international trophy continues to elude him. Argentina suffered heartache in the 2014 final when they were defeated 1-0 by Germany in extra-time, while Messi has also been a Copa America runner-up three times.
“We feel that, if we won’t win the World Cup in Russia, the only way will be to give up the national team,’ Messia told La Cornisa. “I dream of winning the trophy in Russia. My wish is to live something similar to Brazil 2014. You can do everything OK and fail, like Argentina in Brazil.”
In next couple of months, Argentina will pin their hopes on Messi during the tournament, where they have been drawn with Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D. The 30-year-old star has scored 61 goals in 123 matches for the national team but senior international honours have so far escaped him.