Argentina Are Not The Favourites -Messi


"We are going with great enthusiasm and much desire," the skipper said. "We have been preparing very well throughout our training camp. We have great players on an individual level and we will fight as an equal to any team, even if we are not the favourites."

Messi heads to the World Cup as the reigning Golden Ball winner after leading Argentina to the final in Brazil four years ago.
Lionel Messi views Argentina's impressive collection of star talents as a reason for optimism ahead of a "very even" World Cup.

Messi accepts the Albiceleste may not rank among the major contenders, but he sees their individual quality as providing hope for a successful tournament.

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