Lionel Messi: If Argentina doesn’t win in Russia, ‘the only way will be to give up’

Lionel Messi: If Argentina doesn’t win in Russia, ‘the only way will be to give up’

Argentina National team Captain, Lionel Messi has hinted he will ‘give up’ on the national team if they don’t win the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Messi, 30, has won everything in the club game but a major international trophy continues to elude him despite being regarded as the best in the game.

Argentina suffered a massive heartbreak in 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.’

Messi has scored 61 goals in 123 matches for the national team but senior international honours have so far escaped him.

Once again, Argentina will pin their hopes on Lionel during the tournament, where they have been drawn with Iceland, Croatia, and Nigeria in Group D.

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