Only a few days since indicating that Qatar 2022 will be his last World Cup, the Argentine superstar has retracted and has left the door open for more matches with the Albiceleste.
Just when it looked like Lionel Messi’s time in Argentina was slowly coming to an end, the 35-year-old all-time great went back on sale. Messi said in an interview that 2022 will be his last World Cup for Argentina.
Messi has also not confirmed whether Qatar 2022 will be his last tournament for Argentina altogether as he hopes to play at the 2024 Copa America in Ecuador.
Now, in an interview with DirecTV, Messi said that the last dance may not be in Qatar 2022 and that there could still be more Messi to cross Qatar and look ahead to 2026.
Lionel Messi on Argentina future
”Will I continue in Argentina after the World Cup? I feel very well physically at the moment. Better than last year when I arrived at PSG. When I said a few days ago that this is my last World Cup, I did it because of a logical age issue. But after it’s over we’ll see…” Messi stated to DirecTV.
Messi, who has hopes to play the Copa America in 2024 to defend the title Argentina won in 2021 in Brazil is having a remarkable start to the season with PSG. It is also not unthinkable given his excellent level of play that Messi could see 2026 as an option. Messi has 8 goals in 14 matches for PSG this season and 10 goals in 6 games for Argentina in 2022.