Lionel Messi gave an interview that was released on Thursday where he talked about winning the World Cup, playing in the 2026 World Cup, Copa America 2024, his family, Inter Miami and his time at Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi spoke to Olga’s Migue Granados about several topics, commenting on the World Cup and even how he uses Whatsapp. Here’s what he had to say about winning the World Cup and his time at Paris Saint-Germain:
“Although I didn’t do well in Paris, I was world champion there. Everything has a reason. In quotes, it was our fault they (France) weren’t champions again. I was the only player who didn’t get recognition, but nothing big.”
Regarding playing in the next World Cup with the national team of Argentina:
“I’m not thinking about the next World Cup yet, it’s far away. About the upcoming Copa America, yes. it will be nice See you later, depending on how I feel. It’s been years and we have to see how I feel, I’ll see day by day.
“I don’t want to think about afterwards. I want to enjoy it as much as possible, I enjoy playing the most.”
How is he doing and how is he playing with Inter Miami:
“I’m happy here in Miami and it shows… At a certain point, it’s more relaxed here.
“There are people who have followed me all my life and already know me. It shows a lot when I’m happy on the pitch. The intention was to start decompressing a bit. After so many years in the career to take things differently, to enjoy it.’
About his wife Antonela and his family:
“Is Anto a good mother? Yes, I admire her. He spends 24 hours with the children. We are away a lot of time: Travel, matches, pre-season, national team.
“We would like one more child. We’ll see if we can get a girl.
“I think I’m a good father. I try to pass on to my children the values that I was taught when I was little. I follow the approach of the club I grew up in, Barça. Barca’s values are very important.”
As for playing in Argentina:
“There was always the idea that we would be able to enjoy Argentinian football, play for Newell’s and even more be world champions…”
“I’m quite cut off from Whatsapp, I have to be seen if I’m online. I don’t send audio, I prefer messages and calls. I don’t use stickers.”
“The Ballon d’Or is a beautiful honour, but I’ve been lucky enough to win everything in football. Champions League, league titles, Copa America, World Cup and more. These are more important awards.
“Everything I have is in Barcelona, there in the museum. Golden ball, golden boot, everything.”