Wish Argentina was as successful as Barca: Lionel Messi

Jan 03, 2013, 07:35 IST | Agencies

Lionel Messi has revealed that he craves the success he has been able to achieve at his football club, Barcelona, with the Argentina national side

The attacker has often been accused of caring more about the fortunes of the Blaugrana than his national team, but he said that he wants nothing more than for la Albiceleste to thrive under his captaincy.

“I wish we could win as many titles as we can in Barcelona and qualify for the World Cup with Argentina,” the 25-year-old told Ole.

A dejected Lionel Messi after the loss to Germany at the 2010 World Cup. Pic/Getty Images

“I’ve had many nice moments with the national team and others that were not so good. Throughout this last year, we have enjoyed things and got together.

“I always expect to improve in everything, and that includes my career,” he added.

The three-time Ballon d’Or winner also extended his best wishes to his coach at Barcelona, Tito Vilanova, after he underwent surgery following a cancer relapse in December.

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