If there is someone who can singlehandedly deliver a trophy to a country or club, Lionel Messi is that person.
The Argentine footballer, who is a work of art on the pitch and led the Albiceleste to the world cup final, only for Gotze to hand it to Germany, has decided enough is enough.
It has been 22 years since Argentina last won a trophy internationally, the Copa America just kicked off and Argentina last won it in 1993.
Messi intends to end his country’s trophy drought in Chile by winning the Copa America.
“We’ve had some great teams since we last won a trophy, but have gone too long without winning,” Messi told Short List.
“We came close in Brazil, but the World Cup is behind us now. The objective is to win Copa America.”
However, the 27-year-old predicts that there will be plenty of competition for continental glory.
“Ourselves and Brazil are very strong, but Colombia showed at the World Cup how strong they are, Uruguay have big players, and Chile will be strong at home,” he added.
“Many teams have a chance to win.”