Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

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

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

Lionel Messi has defended Gonzalo Higuain, claiming the Juventus striker is one of the best in the world and deserves to be in the Argentina squad. I think that we have time to improve in these games and before the World Cup. when we'll have a month to put everything in order before the start.

Jorge Sampaoli's side nearly did not qualify for the tournament, but a Messi hat-trick in their final qualifier against Ecuador secured their spot in Russian Federation.

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has sensationally declared that he and his Argentina teammates will "have to disappear" if they fail to take their last chance of winning the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

"We were worthy of winning them because, without having played well, we had the clearest [chances] - both in the World Cup and the Copas America".

"We had a hard time (in qualifying), but we had our moments", Messi told TyC Sports.

Lionel Messi has once again said that his ambition is to end his playing days with his boyhood club Newell's Old Boys, but admitted that there is some doubt as to whether it will come to pass.


First of all, Messi will pocket a reported €70m a year in wages, or €1.2 million-a-week or €95,880 a day (after tax) or €3,995 an hour (after tax) with exclusive image rights and a €100 million signing on fee.

"I never went over the previous finals".

"It's nice to see how different they are from each other".

There is also an option for Messi to remain at Barca for another year past 2021 and the fees linked with the deal are jaw dropping.

People get exhausted and want to see new faces and new things in the National Team.

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