Lionel Messi revealed that he would want to continue with the Argentina national team as the world champion. Messi scored twice for Argentina against France in the dramatic World Cup final on Sunday, which ended 3-3 after extra time. Messi then converted on both of his attempts in the penalty shootout, which his team won 4-2 to win the game’s most prestigious honor. Messi, who is 35 years old, wants to continue representing his country after the World Cup, dispelling any rumors that he might retire.
“I won’t stop working. I want to keep competing as a World Cup victor,” Argentina captain Lionel Messi said. “The most gorgeous thing ever created. Look at it, it’s gorgeous, and I really wanted it. We endured a lot to get it, but God gave it to us. I had a sense that it was this. I couldn’t ask for anything else, therefore it goes without saying that I wanted to end my career with this. God is good; I am grateful for everything. It’s impressive to end my virtually whole career in this manner. What will happen after this? The World Cup and Copa América were available to me. Near the end, I almost realized it. Football is something I adore. I appreciate being a member of the national team, and both the squad and I hope to play a few more games as a world champion.”
“If he wants to continue playing, we must first secure him a berth in the 2026 World Cup. He’ll join us if he wants to keep playing,” Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni said. “He has every right to choose what he wants to do with his career and whether he wants to continue playing for Argentina. It gives us so much joy to guide him and his teammates.”
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