Barcelona forward Lionel Messi says that he hopes to crown a memorable year by lifting the World Cup with Argentina in 2010, having scooped six titles with his club this season.
The FIFA World Player of the Year has starred in the Champions League, La Liga, Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, Spanish Cup and, more recently, the Club World Cup and is now eager to go one better and win the greatest prize in football.
Indeed, Messi claims that World Cup glory is the only achievement that can surpass all he has done thus far at the Nou Camp.
"I have had a great 2009 as we won everything," he said. "My ambition is to keep growing and to win something with Argentina at the World Cup. All I have done can be exceeded by winning the World Cup. I will always make an effort for the national team and I hope my performances get better."