Lionel Messi is one of, if not the, greatest footballers to have ever graced the game. His personal achievements and club achievements with Barcelona make an eye watering read, yet on the international stage; Messi has very little to celebrate.
With an amazing 29 trophies in Spain, Messi has certainly conquered the domestic game and set his name in legend. But with Argentina, the forward is still trophy less following last nights defeat at the hands of Brazil in the Copa America semi-final.
Messi was left furious following the defeat, launching a scathing attack on the match officials and VAR.
“Because we did everything to try and advance but [the officials] stacked the deck against us.
“I don’t believe they will do anything because Brazil controls everything, so it is very complicated. But I don’t think we should feel bad for anything. It didn’t happen and we had bad luck.”
Since his debut in 2005, the Barcelona man has made over 100 appearances for his country and scored a staggering 68 goals.
After 14 years in international football, Messi could be excused for giving up hope on a trophy with his home country. With rival Cristiano Ronaldo excelling with Portugal having won the Nations League and the Euro’s, Messi has opted to continue playing for Argentina in hope he can carry them to a major trophy.