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Barcelona star Messi unhappy with World Cup performance

Barcelona star Lionel Messi concedes he was disappointed with his World Cup form.

Messi has just returned from an extended holiday after the World Cup, in which his Argentina side crashed out in the quarter-finals following a disappointing 4-0 defeat at the hands of Germany.

"The World Cup affected me a lot because I hoped for more," he told reporters in South Korea, where Barca are currently on a pre-season tour.

Nevertheless, the 23-year-old says he has recovered from that disappointment and believes Barca will be a force again next season.

"I have recovered and I am only thinking about Barcelona now," he said.

"The aims are always the same. This year we will be going for all the titles. We know it's difficult but we have a great squad.

"The group is keen to get going again and we are in good shape to get started."

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