Having won his most sought after trophy, Lionel Messi has confirmed that he will not retire from the Argentine national team now.

Speaking to reporters following an incredible penalty shootout win over France after 3-3 in normal time, Messi debunks rumors that he is retiring from the Albiceleste.

“No, I’m not retiring from the national team. I want to keep playing as a World Cup champion,” he said.

Lionel Messi became the first player in World Cup history to become the Man of the Match in the last 16, quarter-final, semi-final, and final

“I had this big dream for a long time, I wanted to close my career with the World Cup. I cannot ask for more than this.”

“It’s simply unbelievable, I knew god was going to give me the cup. I was sure — it is a big joy for us,” Messi added.