Messi: My Generation Must ‘Disappear’ Should Argentina Fail To Win 2018 W/Cup

Messi: My Generation Must ‘Disappear’ Should Argentina Fail To Win 2018 W/Cup

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has sensationally declared that he and his Argentina teammates will “have to disappear” if they fail to take their last chance of winning the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Argentina’s last major championship triumph was in 1993 when they emerged winners of the Copa America.

Messi along with his Argentine teammates have failed to end La Albiceleste’s drought, losing in two successive Copa America finals – in 2015 and 2016, and also finishing runners to Germany at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Having been drawn alongside Iceland, Nigeria and Croatia in Group D of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Messi admits says Argentina must improve on their game if they are to challenge for the World Cup title in Russia.

“We have to improve if we must aspire to be world champions,” Messi, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner told TyC Sports.

“Today we are some distance from being champions, but there is time for us to prepare.

“Brazil are very good, Spain have great players, Germany is strong, France have a good team – today they are all at a higher level than us.

“People are waiting for this group to leave because it has not won for a long time and those who criticise get tired of always seeing the same faces.

“I think it’s the last opportunity for this group. There is a lot of excitement.

“If we do badly, the entire national team will have to disappear. It’s going to be very difficult for anyone to continue because we have already been here for a number of years.

“I never went over the previous finals. What I have are memories.

“We were worthy of winning them because, without having played well, we had the clearest [chances] – both in the World Cup and the Copas America.

“I would have to review them to see what we did wrong so we don’t repeat them. I think we deserved to win two, at least.”

Messi also thinks Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, should be recalled to the Argentina squad.

Higuain was left out of Jorge Sampaoli’s squad for Argentina’s final two World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador in October, but the Barcelona star feels the Juventus striker is still important to the national team.

“He is suffering for the national team, but he must be in it,” Messi stated.

“For me, he is one of the best number nines in the world. He demonstrates this every weekend at Juventus, but does not play the same with Argentina.

“The critics make him suffer, we have spoken about it many times.

“I believe that this period without the national team did him good. We spoke about it through messages, it was a good thing that he had this period of absence. But he must be in the squad.”

Higuain has scored nine goals and bagged three assists in 13 Serie A starts for Juventus who are in third place in the table, two points behind leaders Inter Milan.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 40
  • Time will tell.

  • They have long disappeared cos this world never their own.they can’t win it.

  • they have to beat Nigeria first before talking about winning the mundial

  • Dis tym dy will definitely disappear

  • Mr Messi let me assure you that you are not coming out of that group

  • There are still space over there, , they should start to pack now.

  • Messi will surely get what he want

  • Atimes teams that struggle to qualify for tournaments, have a way of winnning such tornaments.It doesnt look likely but lets watch out for Argentina

  • I don’t No How Messi Mouth will be when is saying this?

  • Lols with Argentina’s current form???? I don’t think so…..
    (1) your qualification was by luck!
    (2) the team for now is not in any way organized
    (3) they depend only on messi to win
    (4) if they can only get a draw against Russia then trust me Croatia and Nigeria would definitely give them a tuff Time

    Chances of Argentina making it out of the group stage….. Is very slim (45%)…..

    I see 3 African teams making it out from the group stage! Time for Africa to shine…. Its either Senegal….. Egypt ….. Or my country NIGERIA!!!

  • Messi and his group will surely disappear from the Group stage cuz i don’t see them coming out of that group talk much of winning the world cup

  • Second retirement journey coming soon

  • Messi who gave you the assurance that you will pass tru 1st round , Super Eagles will stop u , you can never win the world cup .

  • They cn never win world cup

  • And who. Told you that Argentina can win World Cup?

  • Better disappear now. No need to play the world cup oh

  • Keep quiet, common COPA America you can’t win it’s the world cup that you will win.

  • ifeanyi 1 week

    I wish Messi and Argentina all the best, I wish Nigeria win the world cup otherwise Argentina should win it

  • It’s a game of Football anything can happen!

  • These Argentina team and Messi will not win world cup

  • vincent Onuigwe 1 week

    this guy too they underrating any other team they are in group . God will show him and let him understand that Football is played in the spirits before outside .

  • Cj 1 week

    Messi will retire in disgrace like Buffon.
    Nigeria and croatia will qialify from this group.
    He will be heart broken.
    Brazil will redeem their image by winning the cup.

  • That’s the truth of the matter, MESSI and his teammates will disappear when Super eagles beat their team.

  • Messi Beta prepare to disappear now oo! i no wan hear excuse.

  • Beat Nigeria first before thinking of lifting the trophy. Nigeria is now a team to beat……. So proud of the Super Eagles…. I swear!!!!

  • Then they should prepare to disapear because they are not going anywhere in the World Cup.

  • That’s if you can beat Nigeria

  • Pray to qualify from the group first….I see Nigeria as group winners and Iceland as runner up..Argentina will draw two game and loose one

  • Nigeria don’t have hope in that group is Argentina an Croatian that we qualify

  • Is better for him and his teammates to disappear before the 2018 Russia FIFA world cup now because they can’t win it

  • omo9ja 1 week

    Nigeria and Iceland will qualify out of the “group D” while Croatia and Argentina will go home and watching the rest of the world cup matches lol. Both Argentina and Croatia would never cupe with the pressure when the time comes. They are feeling the pressure now but it is too early though. Super Eagles have putting phobia on them all. Therefore, Messi and Co would definitely dissappear because they have no choice, this is the Super Eagles time. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Someone is talking up his team, talk like can make beat every in that group cos Messi will be merciless