The Albiceleste star says that he desperately wants the national team to win trophies in the near future, and also wished Camp Nou coach Tito Vilanova a speedy recovery.
The attacker has often been accused of caring more about the fortunes of the Blaugrana than his national team, but he said that he wants nothing more than for la Albiceleste to thrive under his captaincy.
"I wish we could win as many titles as we can in Barcelona and qualify for the World Cup with Argentina," the 25-year-old told Ole. "I’ve had many nice moments with the national team and others that were not so good. Throughout this last year, we have enjoyed things and got together. I always expect to improve in everything, and that includes my career."
The three-time Ballon d’Or winner also extended his best wishes to Tito Vilanova after the Barca coach underwent surgery following a cancer relapse last month.
"Tito lives together with us [in Barcelona] and for him I give my best wishes that his health gets better," Messi added. "Outside of work, I always ask for health, which is the most important thing."