Lionel Messi has declared that winning the World Cup was “a dream come true” and that he has no plans to retire from the Argentina national team.
Messi led Argentina to World Cup glory
On Sunday, Messi led Argentina to victory over France in the thrilling World Cup final.
The match ended 3-3 after regulation time and extra time, and the score was decided 4-2 in a penalty shootout that many called the best World Cup final since before to now.
In a predictable turn of events, Messi is a key link in the quest to win.
He scored the first goal of the match on the penalty spot and then assisted Angel Di Maria for the second goal of the game.
Messi finished the match with a score of 3 after Kylian Mbappe scored twice in the final minutes to send the game into extra time. Despite Mbappe’s hat-trick, Messi is still the champion.
Messi scored the decisive goal for Argentina in the penalty shootout.
Messi has not retired from the national team
There is widespread speculation that if Messi were to win the World Cup, the only major trophy he has yet to win in his career, at the age of 35, he would retire from international play.
This, however, will not occur.
Retiring from the Argentina national team is not something Messi plans to do, he told TyC Sports. “I want to continue playing as a champion.”
Messi has been instrumental to Argentina’s World Cup success, contributing to seven goals and three assists.
He finished second in the tournament’s scoring race to Mbappe despite being voted Player of the Tournament.