The Argentinian skipper Lionel Messi is arguable one of the greatest footballers of all time, and having won the 2022 FIFA World Cup title, Messi has virtually completed his illustrious trophy cabinet. With seven Ballon d’Or, four UEFA Champions League, one Copa America and a FIFA WC title, Messi has achieved everything he could in the game of football.
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Although, Messi admitted that he wants to play football as a champion and brushed aside the speculations of retirement after winning the WC title, last year, Messi has now dropped a major hint in regards with the same. In an interview with Urbana Play, Messi confessed that his career is closing, and he has achieved ‘almost’ everything with the national team, he dreamed of.
“I got everything in my career, individually. It was about closing my career in unique way. I never imagined that all this was going to happen to me when I started and getting to this moment was the best. I have no complaints, and I can’t ask for more. We won the Copa America in 2021 and the World Cup, there is nothing left,” Messi said.
The legendary striker also claimed that it would be great if legend like Diego Maradona would have given him the WC trophy. “I would have liked Diego to give me the cup, or at least to see all this, to see Argentina as world champions, with everything he wanted and how he loved the national team. I think from above, he – like a lot of people who live – were strong,” Messi added.
Messi breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s record
Meanwhile, Messi scored once while his teammate Kylian Mbappe missed a twice before getting injured as Paris-Saint German won 3-1 at Montpellier to move five points clear at the top of the French league on Wednesday (February 1).
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The Argentina star tucked home PSG’s second goal with a neat finish in the 72nd minute after being set up by Fabian Ruiz, who put PSG ahead in the 55th minute. Notably, it was Messi’s 697th goal in top 5 European Leagues, surpassing the record of Cristiano Ronaldo and achieved the feat in 84 less games than the Portugal star.