The forthcoming FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia might be the last opportunity for Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi to land any football major trophy for his country. Because by the next world cup in Qatar, he will be 35 years at that time, which will be very difficult for him to achieve that feat, while also most players around the same age have already retired from international football.
Over the years, all football loving individuals have to wish Lionel Messi to replicate his illustrious successful career he achievement with Barcelona with his home country, but can he makes our dream comes to past in Russia this year. Though, football fans around the world want him to led his country national team to success in Russia than in Qatar 2022, which might hard to believe that he will be as good then as he is now
There are still a significant number of football fans who believe that Messi needs to win a World Cup – or at least a major title with Argentina – to be considered the best footballer of all time.
Others disagree with this argument and claim Messi has already cemented his status as the greatest thanks to his extraordinary performances for both club and country over the past 12 or so years.
Messi may not have won a title with Argentina – aside from the 2008 Olympics – but he has dragged his country to a World Cup final and two Copa America finals. That’s an achievement in itself and shouldn’t be sniffed at.
Didier Drogba gives his honest opinion about Messi
Didier Drogba, however, falls into the former category.
The Chelsea legend believes that both Pele and Diego Maradona still have the edge over Messi because of their legendary achievements at international level.
“To win a World Cup would make him even more legendary. He’s an extraordinary player!” Drogba was quoted as telling AFP by Sport.
“He’s still not at the heights of [Diego] Maradona and Pele, but he’s not far away.”
Not sure everyone will agree, Didier.
Messi fans would argue that for sheer talent as well as achievements at club level, their hero has surpassed both Maradona and Pele.
But this summer will provide Messi with another opportunity to silence those who argue he needs a World Cup winners’ medal in his collection to be called a true legend of the game.
Argentina are currently the bookmakers’ fifth favourites to win the World Cup behind Germany, Brazil, France and Spain. They kick off their 2018 World Cup campaign against Iceland on June 16. Also in their group are Croatia and Nigeria.