Argentina captain Lionel Messi retired from international football after missing out the Copa America to Chile for the second time in a row. There has been speculation of his return for sometime now and having spoken with new Albiceleste boss Edgardo Bauza, Messi has now made the decision to represent his country once again.
“I see there are lots of problems in Argentine football and I do not want to create another,” he explained through a statement released on Friday. “I do not want to cause any harm, I have always tried to do the opposite and help wherever I could. “We have to fix a lot of things in Argentine football, but I’d rather do that from the inside and not criticising from the outside.”
The captain affirmed that it was his love of Argentina that had convinced him to come back for the next World Cup qualifiers after initially stepping down from the team.
“A lot of things went through my head the day of the last final and I seriously thought about quitting, but I love this country and this shirt too much,” he said. “I thank all the people who want me to keep playing with Argentina; I hope we can soon deliver them some joy.”
We hope he wins a major trophy with his National team now.