Star Footballer Lionel Messi, who led Argentina to victory on Sunday against France as FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 champions, said that he will continue to play for the country.
“No, I’m not going to retire from the Argentina national team,” Messi reportedly told TyC Sports, as quoted by Goal.com, adding that “I want to continue playing as a champion.”
Messi also said that he felt he would win the tournament this year, and was awarded the Golden Ball, an honour given to the best player of a FIFA World Cup. This was Argentina’s third World Cup, and it’s first since 1986.
The football star also took to Instagram to express his honour and gratitude.
The Argentina legend also said he had a feeling he was going to win the tournament this time around.
While taking to Instagram he wrote “CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD!!!!!!! 🌎🏆 So many times I dreamed it, so much I wanted it that I still don’t fall, I can’t believe it…… Thank you so much to my family, to all who support me and also to all who believed in us. We prove once again that Argentinians when we fight together and united we are able to achieve what we aim. The merit is of this group, which is above individuals, is the strength of all fighting for the same dream that was also the one of all Argentinians… We did it!!! LET’S GO ARGENTINA DAMN!!!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 We’re seeing each other very soon,” he said.
Earlier Star Footballer Lionel Messi confirmed he will play his last World Cup game when Argentina takes on France or Morocco in Sunday’s final in Qatar.
Messi leads Argentina to a 3-0 win over Croatia in their semi-final on Tuesday and will earn his 172nd cap at the weekend when he tries to bring the country its first World Cup title since 1986.
Now Messi takes a U-turn after lifting FIFA Trophy Claiming that I’m not going to retire.