The Argentina superstar will be 35 by the time the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar gets underway and may not be as effective then as he is now.
Messi, who has now scored 64 global goals, admits that they are not among the favourites, but he says logic goes out the window at the World Cup.
The five-time Ballon D'Or victor further revealed he would happily sacrifice another title with Barcelona if it meant he would win the World Cup with his homeland.
In an interview with ElTrece, Messi said: "The other day I was speaking with a my friend, and he told me, 'Look, if you had stayed with Spain, you would be world champion.' But it would not have been the same".
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has reiterated that he would never consider playing for another team in Europe.
The 30-year-old suggested that he could return to his homeland in Argentina to play for Newell's Old Boys.
"More than the result we were able to say goodbye to our fans and show that we are going to Russian Federation with hope", Messi said.
"At a World Cup, logic hardly ever prevails".
'I do not advocate it and I don't think Federation Internationale de Football Association will support it, but Players must do something about it. Racism may live beyond our time but we need to make a strong statement, ' he said.
"We have players to be able to dream".
'I met Cesc's parents and at the time we were interested in Messi and Pique as well. Iceland showed in the Euros that they can go up against anyone.
"No one should doubt that we're going to give our all, as our supporters demand".
Jorge Sampaoli's men kick off their World Cup campaign by taking on Iceland on June 16.
USA warships on Sunday cruised by two disputed islands in the South China Sea in a planned exercise, Reuters reported. China has territorial claims to about 90 percent of the South China Sea, which has put it at odds with its neighbors.
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A relative of a Palestinian who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border reacts at a hospital, in the southern Gaza Strip May 6, 2018. The incident happened east of the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, a ministry spokesman said.
Harvey Weinstein's courthouse arrival "Today's charges reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation". Weinstein is also under investigation for similar charges in London and Los Angeles .
He is unavailable for Game 6 for the third straight game. "He's one of our keys, and we've missed him the last two games". In Game 6, they were not hitting those shots, and defensively they let Hill and other supporting Cavaliers get rolling.
Kozhikode: Health minister K K Shylaja said that medicines from Malaysia would be brought to treat the Nipah virus outbreak. The natural host of the virus is believed to be fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, Pteropus genus .
Harvey Weinstein arrives at the first precinct while turning himself to authorities following allegations of sexual misconduct . More than 70 women have accused Mr Weinstein of sexual misconduct although the charges relate to only two of them.
A day later after the cancellation, Trump said he had reconsidered, and officials from both countries met to work out details . China, South Korea and the U.S. all back denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, but differ on how to make that happen.
In 21 games in which his team has faced elimination in the playoffs, James is averaging an NBA-record 33.5 points. The Cavs are averaging 113.5 points per game at home this series with James making 62.5 percent of his shots.
Replacing Paul's point production and defensive work will require greater effort from Rockets standouts Gordon, P.J. He eventually returned, but was limited in what he could do and finished with only 10 points.
Why you must catch up on lost sleep in weekends
Possibly, long weekend sleep may compensate for short weekday sleep . "It's a fundamental part of our biology, like breathing". People in their late teens and 20s slept on average for seven hours a night during the week but 8.5 hours on days off.
Warriors' outburst sinks Rockets, forces game seven
As much of the sports world turns to its second straight day of hardwood Game 7s, Steph Curry is thinking like a golfer. Houston head coach Mike D'Atoni spoke to reporters this evening and provided an update on his star point guard.
Trump says detained American released in Venezuela
Holt and his wife were being held at a prison in Caracas known as the Helicoide where the Sebin keeps political prisoners. The president met with Josh Holt Saturday at the White House, just moments after he touched down on US soil with his wife.
China, Burkina Faso resume diplomatic ties
Burkina Faso's decision means Taiwan is recognized as a sovereign nation by only 18 mainly small, developing countries. Thai also accused China of using "dollar diplomacy " to lure away Taiwan's diplomatic allies.
CSK vs SRH: Who will win today’s IPL 2018 Final game?
The Chennai Super Kings , easily among the most venerated teams cricket has ever known, have won the IPL in their comeback year. At Bangalore against RCB, when they bowled first and gave away 218, Rashid's figures read 3 for 27.