Argentina star Lionel Messi said the upcoming World Cup in Russia is the last chance for the nation’s current group of players to win a World Cup.
Messi and Argentina have suffered heartbreak in three consecutive major international finals: the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Copa America.
“I cried many times because of games like these, for lost finals, for what they mean and for not being able to achieve the dream of a country,” said Messi. “They [the three finals] were tough blows. It seems like having reached three finals doesn’t help us at all.”
“We depend on the results, unfortunately,” Messi said. “We feel that if we are not champions … we will not have another.”