Messi has made it known that winning the Copa America in July will put the 2014 world cup final loss in his rearview mirror.
The Albiceleste skipper is in Chile in preparation for their opener with Paraguay on Saturday. Messi hopes to live up to the tag of favourites placed on Argentina.
The Argentina talisman looks to forget the 2014 world cup final loss by winning the Copa America.
“I’d love to win the Copa America for everything it would mean for us after enjoying a spectacular World Cup and coming so close,” Messi told reporters.
“This Argentina generation wants to win and we’re aware that we are the favourites. As a team, we deserve to win something. We know that it would be the best thing ever to end the season by lifting the Copa America.
“I don’t know if this has been my best year, but I feel fine myself, and very happy. With the national team we are all in good shape and we have some great players who can help us to achieve what we want.
“We’re going into this in better shape than we did at the World Cup because we had a few players injured. It’s important for us, and for Argentina because it’s been a while since we last won it.”