April 21, 2024

Messi pleased with World Cup triumph

Messi pleased with World Cup triumph
Messi holds the World Cup trophy

"I wanted to close my career with this, it was the one that was missing so I can no longer ask for anything else," said Messi, who has played 172 times for his country.

Lionel Messi is pleased with finally getting his hands on the World Cup trophy.

"I wanted to close my career with this, it was the one that was missing so I can no longer ask for anything else," said Messi, who has played 172 times for his country.

"I was able to get the Copa America and now the World Cup that I had fought so hard for. I've got it at the end of my career. But I love football and I want to continue living a few more games being world champion."

 

The victory seems all the more incredible coming a month after his team began the tournament by suffering statistically the biggest upset in World Cup history when they lost to Saudi Arabia.

"I cannot believe that we have suffered so much in a perfect game. Unbelievable, but this team responds to everything," Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said.

"I am proud of the work they did. With the blows we received today. I want to tell people to enjoy, it's a historic moment for our country."