Lionel Messi has divulged that it’s an unrealized dream to play for boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys again in the future.
The decorated forward notably embarked his professional football career with the Rosario club. However, it was at the age of 13 when the Argentine moved to Barcelona which indubitably turned out to be the very outset of his mercurial journey.
Nonetheless, the 30-year-old has indicated his enthusiasm in returning to his homeland prior to escorting his celebrated career to a conclusion.
Ahead of Argentina’s upcoming friendlies against Russia and Nigeria, the instrumental figure told TyC Sports: “I’ve always said that someday I have to play for Newell’s and that is my unrealized dream, but I don’t know what will happen in the next years or how I’ll be. I would love it and I hope I can continue playing at this level to get back to Newell’s because it’s what I dreamed since I was a kid.”
Further, the Argentine talisman conceded that there are particular teams that he’s hoping to steer clear of in Russia next year. The forward proclaimed: “I would prefer to avoid Spain [at the World Cup] because of the way they play. They would be a tough rival. The favourites are Spain, Brazil, Germany, France… they’re the countries in the best form.”
When inquired as to whether he sees himself at Qatar in 2022, he replied: “For now I am thinking about Russia, which is closer. I hope we can achieve what we want, it’s everyone’s dream to win [the World Cup]. Afterwards, we will see how things unfold. This time passes quickly and there’s not much time left, we have to take advantage to keep growing.”
The legendary forward has not let his age drag his performances down just yet, as he is still guiding the Catalan club considerably from up front, having already bagged 16 goals from 17 appearances for the Spanish side this season. Hopefully, the player still has a lot more to offer Los Cules before his likely transfer to Newell’s Old Boys.
Written by Hritwik NE
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