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Why Messi won't swap Barca trophies for World Cup

Messi explains why he would not swap Barca trophies for a World Cup win with Argentina

October 25, 2019 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
The Argentine striker is yet to win a major trophy with his senior national team.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has revealed that he will not exchange any of the trophies he has won with his club for a World Cup win with Argentina. Despite failing to secure the title with the Albiceleste, the 32-year-old forward insists that he will not alter anything about his career if he was in the position to do so.

Messi has enjoyed a remarkable career with Barcelona and is set to go down in history as the club's greatest player of all-time due his achievements. With his trophy count now standing at 34, the Argentine is greatly revered by the Catalans.

However, a contrasting image exits in affairs relating to his national side as he is yet to achieve any form of success with them despite his immeasurable talent. In the past decade only, the Rosario-born star has featured in one World Cup final and two Copa America finals but failed to lead his side to the silverware on all occasions.

This has drawn criticisms from all angles and has even put his status as the greatest player of all time in question. Although his career is yet to come to a standstill, the Barcelona star could well hang his boots without having a taste of success with his national side.

Nevertheless, he does not seem upbeat about his inability to fire his country and insists that he will not swap any of his club honors for a World Cup trophy with the Albiceleste.

"I would've loved to be a world champion," Messi told TyC Sports.

"But I don't think I would change anything else in my career to be one. 

"This is what I was given, what God gave me. It is what it is.

"I couldn't dream of everything that I experienced after. It was far bigger than anything I could've imagined."

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