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Messi Won’t Swap Barca Trophies For World Cup Win  

Austin Papi

Barcelona striker, Lionel Messi, has insisted that he would never swap any of the trophies he has won with Barcelona for a World Cup glory with his country, Argentina.

Messi might possess six FIFA Best Awards for his individual brilliance and success with the Catalan giants but his exploits with his country, the Albiceleste, have remained in oblivion.

He might be his country’s all-time leading scorer but his goals have yet to win a trophy with the senior side and his only international honours were the U-20 World Cup in 2005 and a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

The 32-year-old has won a club-record of 34 trophies with Barcelona, which include ten La Liga titles and four Champions League titles. When asked in an interview whether he would swap his already packed club trophy cabinet and haul them down for one World Cup trophy with Argentina, Messi insisted that he wouldn’t change a thing.

"I would've loved to be a world champion. 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," Messi said during an interview with the sports media house, TyC Sports.