Striker “Barcelona” Lionel Messi has decided to retire from the Argentina national team.
“The decision has been made. I tried very hard to win a trophy with the national team, and I am very sad that we’ve failed again. I scored a very important penalty, that’s all.
In the locker room decided that my time in the national team came to an end. I lost four finals. We tried to win today, I tried to… but it happened what happened.
I’m leaving, so it will be better for all. The defeat in the final does not suit us. I really wanted to be champion with Argentina, but I failed,” said Messi after the defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America in 2016.
Messi at the international level, played three times in the America’s Cup finals (2007, 2015, 2016), and also inferior to Germany in the world Cup final 2014. The star forward in the team have scored 55 goals and was top scorer in the history of the national team.
The solution to Lionel Messi on the end of his career in the national team of Argentina supported for at least another two players – defender Javier Mascherano and striker Sergio Aguero. According to ESPN, to leave the team expect Gonzalo Higuain, angel Di Maria, Ezekil LAVEZZI and Lucas Biglia.