Lionel Messi admits to being a less selfish player these days

Lionel Messi admits to being a less selfish player these days

They lost the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil against the Brazilians and have remained three-time Copa America runners-up.

"I've cried many times for lost finals", the five-time Ballon d'Or victor said.

"We think that if we don't do it, we are going to get a lot more [criticism] and we are not going to have another possibility".

The likes of Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria, Nicolas Otamendi and Javier Mascherano will all be 30 or over when the World Cup in Russian Federation kicks off and may not play the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi believes the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation will be the final chance for his generation to win the tournament.

Every time a World Cup comes along, the feeling becomes stronger. It seems that having reached three straight finals didn't mean anything.

"I would love to [break the record], but why carry on talking about it if we can lose, win or draw the next game", Valverde said.

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On retiring, he told America TV: "Everyone says it is very hard and I have no doubt".

The Barcelona star confessed that he dreams of lifting the trophy in Russian Federation, after his country fell in extra-time to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil. I felt we deserved the 2014 World Cup.

Argentina, who are bidding for their third World Cup and their first since 1986, have also been drawn with Croatia and Nigeria. My wish is to live something similar to Brazil 2014.

"To win a World Cup is not easy".

Messi and Ronaldo have shared 10 Ballons d'Or between them, remarkable goal-scoring exploits, an enviable haul of major trophies and countless records. "When Cristiano plays well, the team plays well".

Fresh from knocking Chelsea out of the Champions League on Wednesday night, Messi and his team-mates set about turning the screw in Spain's La Liga title race by seeing off Athletic Bilbao inside the Camp Nou. I try to move the team from one position to another.

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