Lionel Messi was visibly devastated. “I think this is best for everyone. First of all for me, and then for everyone. I think there’s a lot of people who want this, who obviously are not satisfied, as we are not satisfied reaching a final and not winning it. (…) It’s very hard, but the decision is taken. Now I will not try more and there will be no going back,” he added. However, Sergio Romero said he hoped Messi would “reflect” on his decision and reconsider. His fans also hope he reconsiders his decision.
Messi made his debut for Argentina in 2005, going on to make 113 appearances and has scored 55. Lionel Messi, five-time Fifa Player of the Year, winner of four Champions League titles and eight Spanish La Liga crowns with Barcelona is considered to be the best footballer of his generation.