As Chile won Copa America second time in a row, leaving Argentina one step away from the trophy, Lionel Messi told the press he is about to stop performing for his national team.
‘It’s very difficult to analyze. The first thing I think about is to give up playing for the national team. To me, my performance for the national team of Argentina is over. It will be best for everyone, and many people want it. They wouldn’t like how we played in the final, and neither did we. Regrettably, wefailedtowin. Ithinkthat’senoughforme. It hurts very much’, Messi said.
Argentina lost to Chile in the penalty shootout 2-4, after none of the teams managed to score after extra time.