Lionel Messi, captain of Argentina crowned world champion on Sunday at the World Cup in Qatar, said shortly after the final that he loved "being in the selection, with this group", and that he was counting " live a few more matches being world champion”.
“I like being in the national team”
"After struggling so much in my career, this is almost coming to the end," smiled Messi, 35 (172 caps), who said Qatar would "surely" be his last World Cup.
“Obviously I wanted to end my career with this (…) But I love football, I love what I do, I love being in the national team, being with this group.
And obviously, I want to continue to live a few more matches being world champion, ”he added on Sunday to the microphone of Argentine television.
“I can't ask for more.
I will almost end my career, these are my last years, ”said a peaceful and radiant Messi, who confessed to a feeling that Argentina would win.
“I knew it, I had said it at some point, that God was going to give it to me, and I don't know why, I had a feeling it was going to be this time.
And that gives me immense joy.”
"We suffered a lot," he said of the game.
"It was a very strange match, like the other time with the Netherlands, and when we took the lead in extra time, it happened to us again", to be joined in the score.
“She is beautiful,” he commented, looking at the Cup in his hands.
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