World Cup - Messi ready for 'moment of truth' in Brazil

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is eager to get the World Cup under way after scoring in Argentina’s final pre-tournament friendly.

World Cup - Messi ready for 'moment of truth' in Brazil

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Messi says he and his team-mates are excited for the World Cup (Reuters)

Messi netted against Slovenia after coming on as a substitute, with Inter midfielder Ricky Alvarez scoring the game’s other goal.

AS reports Messi acknowledged that winning the World Cup in Brazil won’t be easy, but he feels it is possible.

“The World Cup is difficult but it can happen and we have to fight for the trophy,” he said.

“We’re all very excited. Now comes the moment of truth in Brazil. Let’s go.”

Messi added that he feels the Argentine public is coming round to the belief that Alejandro Sabella’s team can succeed.

“Gradually we are playing better and we dream for the people, who at first were a little remote from the team,” Messi continued.

“We are closer than ever to the dream we all have. We have to be calm and go little by little in the competition.”

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