Speaking to reporters after the match, the Argentine captain also hinted at a possible end to his international football career. However, he did not say anything for sure.
Argentina has already confirmed the ticket for the World Cup in Qatar. Therefore, the remaining matches of the selection can be said to be an opportunity for them to arrange the team for the World Cup. To that end, the hosts beat Venezuela 3-0 in a Daputa performance on Saturday morning at the Boca Juniors ground during Bangladesh time.
Lionel Messi, one of the best footballers of all time, has always been loved by the people of the country. However, there was a time when the question began to arise in his own country, as much as Messi devoted himself to Barcelona, to the national team.
Despite reaching the final of the 2014 World Cup and the Copa Amrica two years later, Argentina failed to win the title. Messi’s failure to bridge the gap in those three finals also drew criticism from critics. At one point, their title drought lasted 27 years. That drought finally subsided last year. Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa America final at home.
Since then, there has been no end to the cheers of Argentine football fans. After last June, the whole team got great support when Messi came down to play in the country. However, the Venezuelan match was like Messi-Moy.
This could be Argentina’s last home match before the World Cup next November. In that case, it could be Messi’s last match at home in Argentina’s jersey. Is this the reason for the extra love of the audience?
Although the answer remains unknown, Messi, who left Barcelona last August to join PSG, gave a hint about the future at the end of the match.
“I don’t know what to do after the World Cup. I’m wondering what could happen next. After Qatar (World Cup), I have to think carefully about many things. ”
“I don’t know if I will continue playing (for the national team). I will think about what will happen after World Cup. At the moment I think only the Ecuador match (next Tuesday) and then the warm-up matches in June and September. Hope everything goes well. But it is certain that a lot will change after the World Cup. ”
Argentina have not lost in any of the matches Messi has scored in the last 12 years. That record has been even longer in the last match. Anhel Di Maria extended the lead in the second half after Nicolas Gonzalez sent the ball into the Venezuelan net in the first half. The last goal was scored by a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.