Lionel Messi has spoken of what it would mean to Argentina to win the World Cup this summer.
The Barcelona forward attended a promotional event on Sunday, the day after Barca were beaten at home by Valencia.
Describing the loss to Los Che as “a bad day,” Messi revealed he at least felt fully fit after his November injury.
“I’m happy because I’ve played several games in a row,” Marca quotes him as saying.
“Mentally I’m also doing well too. It’s true that I had a difficult time but all is forgotten now.”
Asked to compare the merits of Pep Guardiola, Tito Vilanova and Tata Martino, Messi delivered a diplomatic reply.
“Every Coach has his way.
“Tito was much more like Pep and they had many years together.
“Tata has some notable differences.”
Talk turned to the summer and Argentina’s attempt to win the World Cup for the first time since 1986.
“Winning a World Cup is the dream of the entire country,” Messi said.
“Our team has grown and although we have to iron out some details I think we are getting there.
“It’d be a dream to play in the final, whether against Brazil or anyone else.”