W/Cup Last Opportunity For Current Argentina Team - Messi

Messi 'Rejected £88m Signing Bonus, £850000 A Week Wage From Man City

"But it's true that we must improve if we want to be world champions".

"We have to improve if we aspire to be world champions", said Messi.

Messi told TyC Sports: "If we do badly at the World Cup, we all have to disappear from the national team".

At one point it looked as though Messi may not be at the 2018 World Cup even if Argentina did qualify after he announced his global retirement in June 2016 after a second successive Copa America final defeat to Chile.

"I never went over the previous finals".

"It has very good players, very fast, that if you leave spaces they take advantage of it, but they also let you play and they leave you spaces".

Messi still felt bitter at having lost the two Copa America finals and the World Cup 2014 final. "We still had the best chances, both in the World Cup and Copa America", he said.

"I would have to review them to see what we did wrong so we didn't them. But right here I believe that we should have won at least two of them". The criticism went beyond normal and went beyond football.

"People want results and if they do " t get them, they want to see fresh blood. We spoke about it through messages, it was a good thing that he had this period of absence. "We don't feel that way".

The 33-year-old's time at Barca could also be coming to an end, after a lack of appearances this season sparked talk of a possible move away from the Nou Camp.

"Of course, it is tough being a sub, but I have come to understand it is for the best".

Messi, who has faced Nigeria at youth and senior level on several occasions, fears the Eagles could beat the South America giants at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod on June 21. What I have are memories.

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