- Sergio Aguero says he wants to win Copa America more for Lionel Messi than himself
- The Albiceleste chances of a major silverware has been played down after failing to shine at last summer's World Cup
- Argentina kick-off their Copa America campaign against Colombia.on June 15
Sergio Aguero has revealed he is “more anxious to be a champion for Lionel Messi than for me”, with Argentina’s La Albiceleste getting set to go in hunt of the Copa America crown.
According to Goal report, the chances of the Albiceleste winning a major silverware has been played down, heading into the tournament on Brazilian soil after a poor campaign at 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
At the moment, the South American nation are banking on Barcelona superstar Messi and foreign-based teammates, to hand them another chance to win a major tournament.
Messi, who has five Ballon d’Or awards is yet to win a senior international title with Argentina, having suffered final heartbreak at three Copas and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
However, Man City forward Aguero is keen to bring the poor run to an end, during an interview with Fox Sports Argentina: “I'm more anxious to be a champion for Messi than for me.
“Hopefully one day it happens.
“It's his dream and everyone's dream. I put myself in his place and I want to try to do my best for him to lift the Copa America.
“It's been a long time that he comes here and he suffers. I also suffer.
“We know what he can bring and the rest have to be mentally prepared not to fail.”
At the last count, Messi has made 129 appearances for Argentina, netting 65 goals.
However, the Argentina captain last enjoyed a victorious tournament back in 2005 after winning the FIFA U20 World Cup glory, alongside an Olympic gold medal in 2008, but has struggled for another silverware despite parading a star-studded team.
Messi and his Argentina teammates battle Colombia.on June 15 as the Albiceleste kick-off their Copa America campaign.
Aguero is expected to play alongside Messi upfront, with the 31-year-old netting 32 times for City, helping them to a historic domestic treble in England.
The forward is not ready to slow down but admits that he doubted his participation at the Copa America, with the manager Scaloni overlooking him.
“When I wasn't being called up I had doubts if I would be there or not,” Aguero added.
“Leo called me in April to tell me I would be called.
“I was very happy, I don't know if it will be the last tournament. We want to win something with the national team.
“We know there's a lot of pressure on Argentina. The smallest mistake and you are eliminated because it's a short tournament.
“You cannot afford to have a bad match, I'll try to do the same as I do with City.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported Cristiano Ronaldo's volley against Man United has been ranked as no 1 goal in the Champions League by UEFA technical observers.
Europe’s football arbiters, UEFA, recently revealed the top ten goals from the 2018-19 Champions League season, with Ronaldo’s stunner against United in Turin emerging tops despite Messi’s top class free-kick goal against Liverpool during the semi-final first leg at the Camp Nou behind.
Interestingly, despite winning their respective leagues, Messi and Ronaldo missed out winning the Champions League this campaign.
At the last count, Messi netted 51 times in 50 games across all competition, but it proved insufficient to guide Barcelona to another Champions League triumph.
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