Messi: Winning the World Cup Tops Everything

 

Argentina's Lionel Messi lifts his hand after scoring a goal during the group F World Cup match against Nigeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil (6/26). AP/Martin Meissner

Argentina’s Lionel Messi lifts his hand after scoring a goal during the group F World Cup match against Nigeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil (6/26). AP/Martin Meissner

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Lionel Messi said that winning the World Cup with Argentina would be the greatest achievement of his career.

“As a [football] player winning a World Cup is the best [achievement] there is,” he said. “It’s something you dream about when you are a kid and it never disappears.”

Four years ago, many of Messi’s Barcelona teammates became World Cup winners and now he wants one of his own. “I have asked my Barcelona teammates Xavi, [Andres] Iniesta and [Gerard] Pique what it is like to lift the trophy, and they couldn’t explain,” he said.

Messi has a chance to become the top scorer as he scored four goals for Argentina during the World Cup. However, he said that he is not concerned about individual accolades. “I’d prefer the World Cup than the golden boot. Always,” he said.

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