Lionel Messi Talks Newell's Old Boys 'Dream,' Argentina World Cup Hopes

08 December, 2017, 01:09 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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The Argentina captain has played nearly every minute possible with his team when fit, and was nearly never benched during Luis Enrique's tenure at Camp Nou.

Messi flourished through Barcelona's famous academy La Masia and has been at the club since he was a 13-year old.

'Mascherano? I'm not going to tell you what he told me, but I'll understand if he leaves, he wants to play more, ' Messi added.

"I have a family and my children come first, and then me".

"It is very ugly to see the things that happen in Argentina, that you can go out on the street and people want to rob you and that they can kill you".

The 30-year-old Barcelona player, won the prize for being the top scorer in Europe's leading leagues last season after netting 37 times for the club.

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They moved early, as Messi would have been able to speak to City in the New Year if he had not signed a new deal.

Messi will lead the Argentina national side at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation next summer with the Albiceleste looking to go one better than they did in 2014 when they lost in the final to Germany.

"We have had some good games, or good spells under Sampaoli. Right now there are better teams than us, like Brazil, Germany, France and Spain".

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The Barcelona legend said he would never play for his country again after their 2016 Copa America final loss to Chile, but he made a U-turn just two months later. I've done all I can.

Last Friday, Argentina, Nigeria, Iceland and Croatia were drawn together in World Cup Group D.

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