The 30-year-old believes that for the Albiceleste to play at the World Cup final for the second time in a row, they have to overcome the group stage which include Nigeria, Croatia and Iceland.
Messi, who said it would be great to play again in the final, was speaking shortly after he was handed the Pichichi (top goalscorer in La Liga) and Di Stefano award, a prize for the best player in the Spanish Leagues.
When asked the possibility of facing Spain in the final of the 2018 World Cup, Messi told Marca: ”It would be something incredible to be able to play in a World Cup final again.
“First we have to think about the group, which is difficult, and then we will see what happens.”
Argentina was defeated 1-0 by Germany in the final of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.