It is official. MESSI has confirmed that he has not quit and will be returning to play for Argentina. He has actually written a formal letter to the press. Here is what he had to say:
“I love this country and this shirt too much. I see there are a lot of problems with Argentine football and I don”t want to create another one. I don’t want to cause any harm, I have always meant the contrary, which is to help in all I can. We have to fix a lot of things in our Argentine football, but I’d rather do it by being in rather than criticizing from the outside. A lot went through my mind the day of the last final we lost and I seriously thought about quitting, but I love my country and this shirt too much. I’d like to thank all those people who want me to continue playing for Argentina, I hope we can give them all something to cheer about soon.”
It is not officially confirmed that he will be there for the September WCQ’s, but the rumors that are out there are leaning towards this. We will know later tonight when Bauza officially releases the team list.