Messi's World Cup final dream

Lionel Messi has admitted he dreams of playing in a World Cup final for Argentina.

Last Updated: 05/02/14 at 15:06 Post Comment

Lionel Messi: Desperate to play in a World Cup final

Lionel Messi: Desperate to play in a World Cup final

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Barcelona forward, who rarely gives interviews, was speaking at an event where he was unveiled as a global ambassador for Gillette who will also support his charity - the Leo Messi Foundation.

And the four-time World Player of the Year says winning trophies with club and country are of far greater significance to him than personal accolades.

"Winning titles with the team is more important to me than winning individual awards," said Messi. "I hope to win everything with Barcelona and obviously I hope Argentina can reach the World Cup final.

"Whether it is against Brazil or whoever it would just be a dream come true to play in the final."

The Argentine, who has recently returned from a torn hamstring muscle suffered against Real Betis in November, said he was delighted to finally put his injury woes behind him and get a run of games under his belt.

The 26-year-old also explained how he feels like a different man since becoming a father after his partner Antonella Roccuzzo gave birth to his son Thiago in November 2012.

"Fatherhood has changed my life considerably," Messi said. "It has been a great pleasure for us to welcome Thiago into our lives and to be with him from day-to-day.

"It is especially exciting because he has started to do more things. He is walking and moving about the whole place.

"Every day he does new things - he is a great source of happiness for the whole family."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's wrong to be making a joke out of Bender's name at the expense of gay people. It's the kind of childish, uncivilised thing that Football365 would deride and ridicule if it was another media outlet saying. Why is there a need for jokes like this? Does it make your writers feel like men? F365 might suggest that I 'lighten up', but it is genuinely traumatic for people who have been oppressed all their lives to be the butt of jokes, and to be told...

anamsport
The Beeriod Gossip

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

Footer 365

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0: Gunners win Community Shield

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored as Arsenal won the Community Shield with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea, with Arsene Wenger finally beating Jose Mourinho.

Angel Di Maria poised for medical ahead of move to PSG

Angel Di Maria is set to undergo a medical with Paris Saint-Germain ahead of a proposed £44m move from Manchester United.

Mourinho plans to manage into his 70s

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes he is a better manager than he was 10 years ago - and he wants to continue until he's in his 70s.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company