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Lionel Messi dreams of winning the Copa América and comply his great wish

By Mauricio Saenz

Lionel Messi dreams of winning the Copa América and comply his great wish

Lionel Messi wants to give joy to his country

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If you review the titles that Lionel Messi has throughout his long career, you will notice that he has La Liga, the Spanish Super Cup, the Copa del Rey, the Champions League, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup. Everything with Barcelona. But he needs to get something with the Argentine Major Selection. It's the great pending account of him. And Messi knows it. Therefore, within hours of Argentina making its debut in the Copa América against Chile, La Pulga gave a press conference in which he made it clear that he wants to win something with Argentina and hopes it will be in this tournament.

"We're at the moment of having to begin to show our idea and way of playing, which is what we are very clear about. The time has come to take a hit and win this Copa América," commented the Barcelona player.

"Playing with the national team is special, whatever it was. I never imagined being in so many games with my country's jersey, but rather I lived day to day, but from friendlies to America's Cup and World Cups, I always try to give my best. team. Because personally I am always available to be with the national team and I dream of getting a title with this team. I am going for my sixth America's Cup, but I will try to keep looking for it until I can, as long as the coach who is there takes me into account", he announced.

"That is why this group needs an important victory, and starting tomorrow with the three points is very valuable, apart from the fact that we know that Chile is a tough rival that we will face again with a few days of difference," he said.

Lionel Messi and the bad streak with Argentina

Messi has already played five Copa América and in three of them he reached the final (2007, 2015 and 2016), but losing all of them. He now he will seek in his sixth participation to lift a trophy that was always denied him with the senior team, both in these competitions and in world championships. On June 24, he will turn 34 years old, and the biological clock hurries him as much as the desire to celebrate with "his" light blue and white shirt.

Argentina hasn't won a tournament for 28 years

Although Argentina was consecrated in the Olympic Games of Athens 2004 and of Beijing 2008, added to several world championships Sub 20, at the Senior National Team level Argentina has not won a title since the 1993 Copa América, a tournament that was played in Ecuador.

 

 


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