The Legend Footballer of Argentina has declared Retirement after Copa America Final against Chile which Argentina lost in Penalty Shoot out by margin of 4-2. Retirement was not really expected from Messi because he was really determined to make Argentina the title Holder but unfortunately the very first penalty shot that he took was missed and he was shocked, in-fact everyone in the stadium was shocked because it was Messi who missed it.
“The national team is over for me. I’ve made my decision. This is the 4th final. I’ve tried a lot. I most wanted to win with Argentina. Unfortunately I couldn’t, it wasn’t meant to be.” Messi Said.
Messi has appeared in three World Cups, the last of which ended in a final defeat to Germany in Brazil. He has also led Argentina to three Copa finals, none of which he has won.
“It hurts not to be a champion. This is how I feel now. A big disappointment that this is happening again in a final. I missed a very important penalty. I’m done.”
The Barcelona star has led Argentina to three Copa finals but ended up on the losing side on every occasion. One of the reasons cited for his sudden exit is a rift with the Argentina Football Association, especially after Messi said this…
“I think it’s good for everyone. First for me, and then for everyone else. I believe there are a lot of people who want that.”
Messi is someone for whom the whole crowd would be cheering for and is respected all over the world. He might be misfortunate not to win the tournament but he is world’s one of the greatest players without any second thoughts.