Lionel Messi, regarded as one of the best players ever, has decided to retire from the international football scene following Argentina’s crashing defeat against Chile in their Copa America finals encounter.

“For me the national team is over,” the crestfallen 29-year-old told reporters.

“I’ve done all I can, I’ve been in 4 finals and it hurts not to be a champion.

“It’s a hard moment for me and the team, and it’s difficult to say, but it’s over with the Argentina team.”

Lionel Messi and his Argentina squad has suffered 3 huge final losses since 2014. These losses include the 1-0 defeat against Germany in the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP FINAL in Brazil, the Copa America loss last year and this year’s Copa America defeat. It’s simply incomprehensible how Lionel Messi, one of the most decorated and successful football players on club level has failed to claim a title with his national squad. Nonetheless, despite Argentina’s loss, Lionel Messi is and should continuously be regarded as one of the best players to have ever kicked the ball.