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Lionel Messi impressed by how many want him to win World Cup

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Lionel Messi is one of the most popular players in the world, as you all know. He’s the rare combination of a superstar that’s great and somehow likeable all in one. So most who are unbiased in a situation usually like to see him succeed. Messi has noticed this and spoken in an interview recently about how many people want him to do well at the World Cup this year.

“I have seen everywhere how many people want it to also be a good World Cup for me, that there is a desire to see me win it,” Messi he said.

”The truth is that it has struck me, that in any part of the world they are waiting for Argentina to become the champions and for it to be given to me, it is impressive.”

Lionel Messi | (La Cornisa via Marca)

Messi also discussed whether or not this would be his last World Cup, and what would happen should Argentina reach another final and fail to win.

“There is a feeling that much of this squad will be playing together for the last time,” he added. “It seems that having reached three finals doesn’t help.

”Obviously, we depend on the results, unfortunately. And that is behind the thinking about this whole group, right?

”That we reached three finals, which unfortunately we couldn’t win and many things were said about us.

”They don’t think about us getting closer to becoming champions, [they think] that we won’t have another chance.

”If so, they will ask that the entire group of players leave the national team.”

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