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It is not usual for Leo Messi to give an interview and, when the azulgrana crack does, it is usually for Argentine media. On this occasion, the program 'Passion for football' chatted with the '10' from the concentration of Argentina for the World Cup of Russia 2018, the last chance for Messi to achieve his great dream : to be champion of the world with his country.

“To be a champion with Argentina would be unique”, says the striker, although it is prudent: “ I have a lot of faith in this group we are working very well, we have players with a lot of ability and experience, but we have to go calmly. ”

For Messi the selection is the most :” I would change some Barça title for one with the national team, “he says,” because it's the one that does not I have”. “ I want to win again with the club but I want one with the national team, I know it's going to be special, winning with Argentina would be different.”

He never considered playing for Spain

] Leo Messi says that recently someone from his environment told him that if he had chosen to play with Spain in his day, he would be World Champion : “Obviously it never crossed my mind”, he explains emphatically.

The '10' knows that this is his last chance to conquer glory with his country, although he considers that selections such as Brazil, Germany or Spain are above: “We can not pull the message of 'we will win because we are the best 'because we know it's not like that. ”

Criticized for not singing the anthem

Some critical voices came out against him for not showing enough effusiveness when singing the anthem before the parties, but Messi plays down the importance: “ Each one or he lives it his way and enjoys it the way he can. A while ago the anthem on the courts became something very special for the people, the way to sing it and to feel it, “he explains.

A complicated group

Finally, Messi analyzes the group that has touched him , the D, in which the albiceleste is framed with Croatia, Nigeria and Iceland : “Iceland is a selection that in the last European Championship showed that it complicates anyone; Croatia has a midfield that plays very well, it's a style like Spain but one level down, and Nigeria always cost us, “he says.




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