Sports News of Sun, 6 Jul 20141
Messi: Semi-finals were Argentina's 'first goal'
Alejandro Sabella's side reached the last four with victory over Belgium on Saturday, but the 27-year-old is not done just yet
Argentina skipper Lionel Messi says that his side's first objective at the World Cup was to reach the semi-finals but now they are keen for more.
The 27-year-old has been one of the stars of the tournament, scoring four goals as Alejandro Sabella's side have claimed wins in all five of their games so far.
They face Netherlands in the last four on Wednesday and the Barcelona forward wants his side's campaign to keep going.
"We've reached our first goal, to be among the final four," he told reporters.
"Now we want more. We enjoyed what we experienced on Sunday but let's think about what's coming. We are prepared.
"We ran more than ever. We didn't create as much as other times, we didn't do as much as we did at other times.
"I played a different game and I had to run more than usual. When I came to the ball, I was a little tired but we are playing as a team."