Lionel Messi admits Newell's Old Boys doubts

"I have come to understand that the season is long and that some periods are more important than others". I want them to grow up in a calm place, being able to enjoy life with security.

People get exhausted and want to see new faces and new things in the National Team.

Next year's tournament may be the last chance for the 30-year-old Messi to win a major trophy with Argentina and the Barcelona forward says they need to make changes in order to overcome more fancied countries. It would seem like potentially the ideal time to return to Argentina and finish his career at Newell's, but clearly he has concerns.

Higuain was left out of Jorge Sampaoli's squad for Argentina's final two World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador in October.

Messi is now the second highest paid player in the world, earning R8.7 million a week. We are in a good moment. The criticism went beyond normal and went beyond football. Let us know in the comments section below. "People want results and, if they don't get results, they want new faces".

As well as losing to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final, Argentina were also defeated by Chile in successive Copa America finals in 2015 and 2016.

Lionel Messi has once again said that his ambition is to end his playing days with his boyhood club Newell's Old Boys, but admitted that there is some doubt as to whether it will come to pass. I've done all I can.

Having been drawn with Nigeria, Iceland and Croatia in Group D in next year's tournament, the five-time Ballon d'Or victor expressed worries about the threat posed by the Super Eagles to his country's chances of reaching the second round.

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