'Phenomenal' Messi warns England of getting better ahead of World Cup

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London, Apr 8 (ANI): Ace player Lionel Messi, who is already hailed as the man to overtake Diego Maradona as the greatest player of all time, has sent a chilling warning to England ahead f the World Cup, saying that he can still get better.

The Barcelona superstar's four-goal super show in the 4-1 Champions League quarter-final thrashing of Arsenal has captured the world's imagination two months before the World Cup kicks off in South Africa.

Barcelona's World Player of the Year has scored 26 goals in 27 La Liga matches this season and eight in nine Champions League showings, The Sun reports.

Messi said: "I'm so happy with the victory against Arsenal and how the game went but I know I have to keep improving.

"I am so lucky to have a dressing room where everybody loves me and supports me and always say beautiful things about me but as I say, I want to keep growing as a player."

Under Argentina chief Maradona's guidance, Messi has failed to reproduce his club form at international level.

Messi said: "I am not the one making history - it's this team, our Barca, that is writing history. This is my first hat-trick in the Champions League so that is a special memory."

Messi demolished Arsenal with a left-foot stunner, a right-foot chip, a lob and a blaster through keeper Manuel Almunia's legs.

"We knew we had to win in front of 95,000 people. We started badly but finished in a spectacular fashion. It was so emotional to feel the joy of our fans.

"In the first one I had the luck to get the rebound, then I had a head- to-head... I don't know which one was the hardest but they went in and that is what counts," he added. (ANI)

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