Messi: 'We're not World Cup favorites, but we will put up a fight against anyone”


Energized at Wembley by Lionel Messi’s assists, Argentina’s players threw their superstar teammate in the air after he inspired them to a second title in a year.

National team success is finally coming for the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, late in his trophy-filled club career.

Messi: ‘We’re not World Cup favorites, but we will put up a fight against anyone”AP

Argentina collected the first Finalissima trophy on Wednesday by beating Italy 3-0 in a meeting of the South American and European champions, with Messi having helped Argentina win the Copa America last July for his first major title with the national team.

And judging by the two assists on his record-extending 161st Argentina appearance, there is no sign of the 34-year-old Messi slowing down with the chance to win a first World Cup title later this year.

“What we experienced here was beautiful,” Messi said. “We knew it was going to be a nice game and a nice setting in which to be champions.”

“We keep growing, that’s what we are looking for. We are working on a day by day basis in order to improve further. We continue to say that we are not the top favorites, but we will put up a fight against anyone, because this group is hopeful, it has clear goals. We must keep improving. Now we have important matches in September, we need to work and improve in order to arrive the best way possible at our World Cup debut.”



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