"I feel good physically . I don't have any problem," said the PSG player.
The player affirmed that he had a blow and that, "as a precaution", he preferred to skip some training sessions, but he specified that "there is nothing unusual" and that he will be in perfect condition to jump onto the grass of the Lusail stadium this Tuesday, the scene of the debut from Argentina.
“We come from playing the Copa América and that gives more peace of mind“
The attacker affirmed that the group that has been created reminds him of 2014, when Argentina reached the final, which they lost against Germany.
"I don't know if we got better (than in 2018), but we come from winning (the Copa América) and that decompresses a lot and gives more peace of mind, it lets you work in a different way, people are not so on top of and pending the results", he pointed.
"The group reminds me of 2014, very similar, a united group, which was clear about what it was doing on the field and how to go looking for it. That gives confidence when you go out to play," he added.
"A World Cup is always special" Messi, 35, assured that the World Cup in Qatar will be "different" from the other four he has played in his career because "it takes place at another time of the season, with less preparation time."
"But a World Cup is always special, the atmosphere that exists before the game," he added.
“It is surely my last World Cup, my last chance to achieve the dream“
The player stated that he has not made any particular preparation for this World Cup and that he limited himself to accumulating the maximum number of minutes with his club.
"I felt more comfortable with more minutes and that's what I tried, I didn't do anything special, I worked like I did all my career. It's surely my last World Cup , my last chance to achieve the dream that we all have," he said.
Messi assured that Argentina must prolong the streak of results that it has been having and that allows it to face the competition with less pressure.
"We hope to continue doing what we have been doing for a long time with this group, which is growing game after game, which feels good in the calls and on the pitch," he stressed.
"Many people want Argentina to be champion" In full swing with PSG and with the national team, Messi did not want to say if it is the best moment of his career, but stressed that he looks "more mature", which leads him to "enjoy more of the present, every moment to the fullest".
"Before I didn't think about it, I just enjoyed playing and the games were so close, every three days, that there wasn't time. The next game would come and I wanted more, to keep winning. Important things went unnoticed. Today I'm more aware," he said. .
Messi highlighted the moment the group is experiencing, with many young figures who will play their first World Cup and who will have to "manage the anxiety" that "will last five minutes."
"We will do what we do all this time, play, go looking for the game from the beginning, respecting the rival as we have been doing," he said.
The figure of the albiceleste team has become one of the images of the World Cup, in which the flag of Argentina is one of the most seen in the streets of Doha.
"It is something beautiful that many people who are not Argentine want Argentina to be champion, largely because of me. I am grateful for the love I received throughout my career. This is one more example. It makes me happy that many people want what Same as me," he said.