Lionel Messi has said he never felt Argentina have ever been too dependent on his contributions while making it known that the team is currently “on the right track” as they aim to win the ongoing Copa America tournament.
Messi has been highly successful with FC Barcelona but he has not won a major trophy with the Argentine senior team.
He has a chance to win a trophy this summer at the ongoing Copa America but, after many years of critiques arguing that Argentina rely too much on Messi, the six-time Balon d’Or winner says he doesn’t feel that has ever been the case.
While talking to Ole, Messi said: “At no time did the national team depend on me.
“We always try to have a strong group. We always said that if we are not a strong team, winning and achieving our objectives would be difficult.
“I think we became strong as a group. Most of the players have been working together for a long time. We have already have played in a Copa America, so we have the experience that having played it gives you. We are still in training and I think we are on the right track.
“It’s special, everything that I play with the national team is always special, be it friendlies, qualifiers, Copas America, World Cup … I never imagined playing so many games. I didn’t even think about it. I just lived from day to day and tried to always be present and always give my best.”