Lionel Messi

Final redemption: Why Lionel Messi can’t afford to lose again with Argentina

On Tuesday, Lionel Messi will have another chance to rewrite history with his home country Argentina when they take on Colombia in the semi final of the Copa America.

The 34-year-old will need to replicate his brilliant best by creating goal scoring chances and if possible finishing it off himself. With 4 goals and 4 assists in five games, you can easily say Messi means business.

He wants to win a meaningful torphy with Argentina having achieved so much at club level with Barcelona.

Back home they say ‘all that matters to Messi is Barcelona, individual trophies and records not Argentina’. Saddened with this unfounded claims Messi has dismissed the rhetoric’s by going as far as saying he will trade all his Ballon d’Ors, FIFA World Best Player and others just to win one meaningful trophy with Argentina.

Its really sad knowing a player of such remarkable qualities is consistently undermined for failing short with Argentina.

But all that bashing will come to an end on Tuesday when Messi leads the Albeiceste to another victory before facing the defending Copa America champions on Sunday at the famous Estadio do Maracana.

Brazil will always be a tough opposition for Argentina but this time around, Messi will make things right cause for the first time in his footballing career, he has no business with Barcelona and or any other club.

His only drive right now is to win the Copa America with Argentina which will instantly silences his pathetic critics; put him above Diego Maradona and off course, guarantee him a seventh Ballon d’Or trophy.

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