Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has suggested he will quit international football if they fail to win the World Cup in Russia this year.
Messi lost in three straight finals – two Copa Americas and the 2014 World Cup – in a three-year span and has not won a trophy with the senior team.
The Barcelona superstar and his teammates have had a strained relationship with the Argentine media and he says if they fail again, it will be the end.
“It’s just the feeling that this group of players has. It seems that having reached three straight finals didn’t mean anything. Obviously, we depend on results and unfortunately, we reached three finals and we didn’t win them.
“A lot was said about us. The criticisms hurt back then. But the demand is going to be there for this group to get it done. We think that if we don’t do it, we are going to get a lot more [criticism] and we are not going to have another possibility,” Messi told La Cornisa TV.
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