Messi: I want Argentina success before I retire

FC Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi has revealed that it is his ambition to win a trophy with Argentina, before he retires from football.

Messi, who also captains La Albiceleste, has racked up 129 caps for his national side, but he has never won any silverware with them – despite his dominance in club football in Catalonia.

He will lead Lionel Scaloni's side in this summer's Copa America, and the 31-year old is determined to ensure a celebration in Buenos Aires. 

"I want to retire having won something with Argentina, he told an interview with FOX Sports Argentina.

"I will keep trying to win something.

"I am loving being here and training with the squad."

Messi briefly retired from international duty back in June 2016, following heartbreak in the Copa America final, but he reversed his decision three months later and has assured fans that he is fully committed to the cause.

"When I am here, I am just another member of the squad.

"The manager knows that, and I am really enjoying being here."

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