Lionel Messi Reflects on His Final Argentina Match

Lionel Messi Reflects on His Final Argentina Match SM

In the Semi-Final, the 37-year-old legend scored the second goal for Argentina. The world champions will meet either Uruguay or Colombia in the final. Since the quarterfinal against Ecuador, Messi’s performance has improved a lot. This is a good sign for Argentina. In the semis, he showcased his exceptional skills. However, the future of Messi is still unclear.

What’s Next for Messi?

Lionel Messi expressed his gratitude for participating in his “last battles” for Argentina. This is following their 2-0 victory against Canada on Tuesday. This victory secured their spot in the Copa America final. “I’m living it like I lived it in the last Copa America, in the last World Cup. These are the last battles and I’m enjoying them to the maximum,” Messi spoke with TyC Sports.

Messi has not yet revealed his plans for the 2026 World Cup. Lionel Scaloni said, “We have to leave him alone. He knows that we will not be the ones to close the door on him. He can stay with us as long as he wants, even when he retires…Let him decide what he wants.”

Messi has the opportunity to secure a third consecutive major trophy. He contributed to a successful run in the 2022 World Cup and the 2021 Copa America. The Argentine superstar praised his longtime teammates Di Maria and Nicolas Otamendi. Messi emphasized that “the team’s recent triumphs serve as a testament to their resilience and perseverance through the challenging and trophy-less periods they had endured in the past.”

“The truth is that it’s crazy what this group has done, what the Argentina national team has been doing, because after all this, it gives value to all (the tournaments) I and the old generation have played in,” Messi said on TyC Sports. “It’s not easy for us to be in a final again, for us to compete again to be champions,” he added after the win at MetLife Stadium. Messi acknowledged that the championship matches are always challenging. “It’s a difficult Copa, evenly matched, with very bad pitches, with high temperatures, very tough teams, and for us to be in a final again is something to enjoy,” he said.

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