​Argentina talisman, Lionel Messi is keen to end the country's title drought on the international stage and is hoping to lead the national team to major success in this year's edition of the Copa America.


The 31-year-old has one of the most impressive trophy hauls in world football, but has been unable to replicate the same success when it comes to Argentina, with Messi coming close on four occasions only to be thwarted at the final hurdle, i.e final of the 2014 World Cup and the last two Copa America's.


The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is hoping to rectify that stat sooner rather than later considering that he will turn 32 soon.



“I want to end my career having won something with the national team, or at least try to do so as many times as possible. We’re going there with the same hope and desire as ever. Argentina is going through a process of change with young and new lads,” Messi said as quoted by ​The News.


“For most of them it’s their first official tournament, but that won’t stop Argentina trying to win the competition. It’s been a long time since Argentina won it and we all want to celebrate again, us and the fans want a title," he added.


The striker who is Argentina's all-time record goalscorer with 67 goals will once again be the focal point of the team and will need to be at his best if they are to break their 26-year drought when it comes to the Copa America.