Lionel Messi has almost won every individual award out there to grab in the football world, but he still needs to put his hands on a silverware for his national side at senior level. The three-time Copa America finalists and FIFA World Cup 2014 runners-up don’t want to miss this time in Russia. Messi eyes FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 to lift the prestigious trophy or simply he has to give up national side.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is desperate to do better in Russia and lift the World Cup. The Argentine great is already ranked in all-time best footballer of the world, but few people still think that Messi needs to win the World Cup to be truly great. And to answer his critics, Messi’s best chance is to lift the prestigious trophy in Russia.
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. But, we feel that, if we won’t win the World Cup in Russia, the only way will be to give up the national team,” FourFourTwo reports.
The Argentine great simply cannot finish his career without winning a World Cup. He has given everything to football and now it’s time for football to give him back. Russia will be his last chance, although they are in a tough group. Argentina is in Group D alongside Iceland, Croatia, and Nigeria.
La Albiceleste doesn’t lack talent. They only need to play together as a team, not as individual greats. They have the most attacking options on their team which include the likes of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, Angel Correa, Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi.
Messi hopes that Russia will be his best chance to lift the World Cup. We hope that his teammates go to Russia with the same determination and faith in each-other and they do something superficial to own the world.