Argentina Star, Lionel Messi, is aware time is fast running out on his international career and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia may be his last chance to win a senior international title. Naija News Learnt
In an incredible career in which he’s won virtually every title including five Ballon d’Or gongs, a senior title with the Albiceleste is the only chink in his shining armour. Argentina has been three-time Copa America runners-up and also lost the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil in Messi’s 12 years with the senior team.
“We feel that, if we won’t win the World Cup in Russia, the only way will be to give up the national team,” Messi told La Cornisa on Sunday.
“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.”
Argentina is considered favourites in a World Cup preliminary group which has Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D.