Football News: Lionel Messi has claimed that he does not know about his future with Argentina. The 7-time Ballon d’Or winner has also admitted that “many things will change” after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Paris Saint-Germain star has had a great 2021 with the Albiceleste. Lionel Messi won his first international trophy with Argentina as the iconic number 10 won the Copa America last year.
Following this, the Argentina national team continued their great performance in the World Cup qualifiers as well. The Albiceleste are unbeaten in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers.
Argentina have had 5 wins and 11 draws in 16 qualifiers games. Owing to this, they are currently second in the points table and have already qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar comfortably.
Football News: Lionel Messi leads Argentina to a comfortable victory over Venezuela
Argentina squared up against Venezuela on Friday in their penultimate World Cup qualifier game. The Albiceleste dominated throughout the 90 minutes and ended up winning the match 3-0 and extending their unbeaten streak.
Goals from Nicolas Gonzales, Angel Di Maria, and Lionel Messi were enough to get the win against a struggling Venezuela. The win took Argentina to 38 points, just four behind the Brazilian national team who are also unbeaten in the qualifiers.
What did Messi say after the game?
After the 3-0 victory against Venezuela, Lionel Messi was asked about his future with the Albiceleste. To this, the Argentine wizard replied that he didn’t know what he would do.
As per Sky Sports, Lionel Messi said, “I don’t know. The truth is that I don’t know. Let’s hope these go the best way possible. But for sure after the World Cup, many things will change.”
Lionel Messi achieved his dream of winning a trophy with Argentina after securing Copa America last year. The PSG admitted in the interview that it was special. He then added that he is always happy to play with the national team as the supporters make him feel appreciated.
The Argentine #10 added that he was focusing on the game against Ecuador on Tuesday and nothing further than that. Messi concluded by saying that he would have to reassess many things before making a decision.
The FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar on November 21, 2022. This would be the first time that the football World Cup is being conducted in the winter season.
The finals of the FIFA World Cup is set to be contested at the Lusail Stadium on 18th December 2022. Hence Lionel Messi and his teammates would surely be hoping to be part of the proceedings on that day!