Barcelona's Lionel Messi would swap club title for Argentina World Cup success

Barcelona's Lionel Messi would swap club title for Argentina World Cup success

While pointing out that the Eagles would have to play as a team to carry the day on June 26 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Musa stressed that they must avoid any complexes that would see Messi get the edge.

Argentina had to wait until the 58 minute to score their second through Messi and he completed his hattrick when he scored his third of the game in the 66th minute.

'We have good players and we are getting stronger to fight as an equal with anyone'.

He did however concede that the South Americans remain a "very good" team as they eye their first World Cup title since Mexico 1986.

Messi ended the 2017/18 season as Europe's top goalscorer (in the big 5 leagues) with 45 goals from 54 games in all competitions after Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo drew blanks in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday. "Qualification [for the World Cup] was not easy but we made it". We're training hard and we're improving every day. Messi has never won a World Cup, coming closest in 2014 but his side lost to Germany in the final.

Messi said: "The other day I was talking to a friend and he told me "if you had chosen Spain, you'd be a World Cup victor already", but it wouldn't have been the same".

"I'm not the one who decides when we play and who we play", Sampaoli said after the victory against Haiti at La Bombonera.

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"To be honest, we already know how to play against Croatia, but of course I will not tell you. That's where it all stems from, but at no time did the thought or any doubts cross my mind".

When you have a player like Messi in your ranks, naturally, you're going to be considered as one of the favourites.

Super Eagles' forward, Ahmed Musa has stated that Gernot Rohr's men must not be a walkover for Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

Asked about Argentina's Group D opponents, Messi added: "Iceland are a team that showed in the last European Championship that they are hard for anyone".

The Guardian reports that VAR will be used for the first time at a World Cup this summer.

Messi's former Barcelona team-mate Javier Mascherano has also called on the team to band together after recent disappointments ahead of Argentina's penultimate friendly against Haiti today (tomorrow, Singapore time).

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