|Lionel Messi has dropped hints he could be ending his international career with Argentina after the 2022 World Cup. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)
Lionel Messi has once again hinted that the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup could be his final international engagement after leading Argentina to a comfortable 3-0 win over Venezuela in the early hours of Sunday.
Barcelona star man was coy on his future but hinted that he could be walking
away from national team football for good, not for the first time but from all
indications, the country might have no choice than to accept his retirement if
it does come next winter.
what his next line of action would be after the tournament in December, Messi said he will reconsider his future in football later
this year but said it's likely "many things will change" after the
World Cup in November and December in Qatar.
"I don't know what I will do after the World Cup. I am thinking
about what is coming," Messi said. "After Qatar I will have to
reassess many things.''
"It has been a while that I am happy here, since before winning the
Copa. I am thankful for all this they make me feel every time I come to
Argentina,'' Messi said.
Asked about him continuing with the national
team after Qatar, Messi, who turns 35 in June, said: "I don't know, the
truth is I don't know. I think about that is coming, which is close, Ecuador (on
Tuesday). The preparation matches in June and September.
"Let's hope these go the best way possible. But for
sure after the World Cup many things will change."
Messi will rejoin his teammates at PSG for a rebound
after a difficult week saw them crash out of the champions league and then lost
in the league, he felt the heat as fans booed him and his teammates off the
pitch after the final whistle against champions Lille