Lionel Messi has reversed his stand on his initial statement on retirement after the 2022 World Cup, MySportDab reports.
Recall that the Barcelona legend and PSG star hinted at his retirement from international football after the 2022 World Cup.
The seven times Ballon d’Or winner stated previously that the 2022 World Cup will be his last World Cup with the Argentina national team.
However, in an interview with Direct TV Sports, Messi took a slightly different position from his previous statement that he will retire.
Fielding questions from the interviewer, Lionel Messi categorically readdressed his earlier retirement statement.
“Will I continue with Argentina at 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 the last World Cup, I did it because of a logical age issue. But after it’s over, we will see..”
🚨 Leo Messi: ”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 last World Cup, I did it because of logical age issue. But after it's over we'll see..” pic.twitter.com/Jrdf7QULW1
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Messi’s last statement points in the direction of optimism and eagerness to continue with international football, depending on his health and fitness.
As it stands, we can categorically state that the PSG star is undecided on his international future after the 2022 World Cup.
Messi is yet to win the World Cup and will make his 1000th appearance in the 2022 World Cup if Argentina makes it to the tournament’s final.
He helped the national team win the 2019 Copa America, his first major international trophy.
Lionel Messi has been on top of his game at PSG and has admitted being happy at Parc des Princes this season, unlike last season when he struggled.
His contract expires at the end of the season, and there are reports linking him to a Camp Nou return.