London – After getting lots of trophies from Barcelona, Now Lionel Messi eyes on winning the World biggest event on arch rival’s land Brazil.
Lionel Messi has a chance to lead Argentina to glory on the World Cup stage and build on his reputation as one of the all-time greats.
Messi won four times World Player of the Year, and established himself as one of the finest footballers of all times, but some believe he must win the World Cup before he can be hailed as a true great.
Messi is inevitably compared with Diego Maradona, who inspired the nation to victory at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, and will travel to Brazil with considerable expectation on his shoulders.
A lot will depend on how well he copes with the pressure and with his shrugs off an out-of-character indifferent spell towards the end of the Spanish season.
An attack-minded Argentina generally play with Messi alongside close friend Sergio Aguero in attack and Barca team mate Javier Mascherano controlling play in the middle.
Messi said in recent interview “The games at the World Cup are totally different. First of all the atmosphere is not like anything else. While the Champions League is great, the World Cup is special.”
Messi is hoping to be 100 percent fit in Brazil having had a difficult 2013 due to a series of hamstring injuries.