"We have to improve if we aspire to be world champions", said Messi.
"I have a family and my children come first, and then me". I want them to grow up in a calm place, being able to enjoy life with security. We deserved to win them, in spite of not playing that well.
The five-time Ballon d'Or victor recently signed a new deal with Barcelona that runs to 2021.
But the 33-year-old's time at the Nou Camp could also be reaching its conclusion due a lack of match action. It would seem like potentially the ideal time to return to Argentina and finish his career at Newell's, but clearly he has concerns.More news: 'Creek Fire' burns 4000 acres above Sylmar and prompts evacuations
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Messi was coaxed back into the fold and produced a hat-trick against Ecuador as Argentina only made the finals in Russian Federation by winning their last qualifier, and he does not believe the current group will be afforded another opportunity to win silverware in the Albiceleste jersey.
"I never went back over the finals we lost".
Barcelona ace Leo Messi wants Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain in the Argentina World Cup squad. The criticism went beyond normal and went beyond football. We spoke about it through messages, it was a good thing that he had this period of absence. People want results and if they don't get them, they want to see fresh blood.
Messi along with his Argentine teammates have failed to end La Albiceleste's drought, losing in two successive Copa America finals - in 2015 and 2016, and also finishing runners to Germany at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
"The critics make him suffer, we have spoken about it many times".