Lionel Messi would not ‘swap’ Barcelona success for titles with Argentina

Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi has revealed he would not swap his success with the Catalan club for a title with Argentina.

Messi's international career with La Albiceleste has been littered with disappointment, after losing four major international finals, including both World Cup and Copa America titles.

The 32-year old has frequently been pressed on his performances with the national team, even coming in for criticism from some sections of the Argentina fan base.

However he told an interview with TyC Sports, via Marca, that he has no regrets about how his international career has developed.

"Of course, I would love to have been a world champion with Argentina.

"But I don't think I would change anything in my career, just to alter that one thing.

"This situation is what God has given to me, and it is what it is.

"I could never have dreamed to have had the career I have had so far, and I am very happy."

Messi is expected to keep playing for Lionel Scaloni's side in the 2020 Copa America, however his participation in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been effectively ruled out by both Messi and Barcelona.

He is currently the leading goal scorer in Argentina's history, with 68, goals, and third in the list of all time appearances, on 136, behind Javier Zanetti and Javier Mascherano.

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