Lionel Messi once declared his retirement from international football when his team Argentina faced defeat in last Copa America final against Chile. He has withdrawn his retirement declaration later and return to the international football. It seems that he only led Argentina to FIFA World Cup 2018 alone. Now, his target is to win the FIFA World Cup 2018 title. As stated in the recent news, Messi would not retire if he fails at World Cup this time.
Lionel Andres Messi or Lionel Messi or Messi whatever he is called, he is one of the best footballer of all time no doubt and regarded by many as the greatest player of all time as well. He is the Argentina national team skipper and currently playing for the club Barcelona. He led Barca to many titles and in the ongoing season of La Liga, due to his charming performance, Barca won La Liga and Copa del Rey title. Though, they are failed in Champions League.
Lionel Messi thinks that his declaration of retirement from international football was not right. So, he does not want to make the same mistake once again. Though, to win World Cup will be his best achievement in his professional career. He will not get a chance to play another World Cup after that.
But, in case he will fail to win the title this time, he will not quit the national team. He feels sad about his previous announcement of retirement. The Argentine skipper thinks that if his team will reach the top four in World Cup, then his team can be called successful.
In the meantime, Argentina has declared their team for upcoming Russia World Cup which consists of 35 players. Along with Messi, in the attacking division, there are star players like Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero and Diego Perotti.
Four years ago at Brazil World Cup, Argentina reached final and faced a heartbroken defeat against Germany. The current team of Argentina seems much stronger and balanced than before.
After last World Cup final, Argentina played consecutive two Copa America finals and against Chile, they were defeated in both times. Later, in 2016 Messi announced his retirement from international football. The announcement was a mistake in his career, realized the Argentine star Messi.
He recently made in an interview to the Argentine TV where he stated that after the announcement his thought with the clear mind that the decision was wrong and that could present a wrong news to the young generations. So, he has to keep trying he understand.
Though, he also knows that he yet to claim any big title for his national team and as usual he is under pressure. But if he will fail again in upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018, he will not say goodbye to his national team once again.