Lionel Messi has confirmed that this will be the last World Cup for him. The Argentine is 35 years old, and this is also his last chance to win such a big competition. "I am very happy for finishing my journey in World Cups in a final, to play the last game in a final," Messi said, as quoted by eurosport.com.
"That is really very gratifying.
Everything I lived in this World Cup has been emotional, seeing how much it has been enjoyed in Argentina.
There are a lot of years from this year to the next one. I don't think I will be able to do that.
To finish this way is brilliant." Leo Messi is missing the World Cup trophy. If he wins, it will be the crowning glory of his career, and it is likely that this trophy will make a big difference between him and Cristiano Ronaldo.
"We are going to do our best, as we have done up until now, so that this time it really happens - we really win it," he said.
"I have been enjoying it the past few years, being with the national side. I am really enjoying everything that is happening to us.
Leo Messi on his team
The Argentine believes that people in Argentina should support him and his teammates. "To get the Copa America, to reach the World Cup with 36 games unbeaten, and to finish all that trajectory in a final is just incredible.
I hope the people in Argentina enjoy themselves and what we are doing.
They shouldn't doubt we are giving absolutely everything." After the victory over Croatia, he praised the game of his team and singled out one name that particularly impressed him. “Every player did very well, but if I have to choose I would give this [man of the match] award to Julian.
He had an extraordinary game”.