"People need to know that we are not going to Russian Federation as favourites but we have a group of very good players and we are ready to scrap", Messi said.
The five-time Ballon d'Or victor also expressed his views on how fame affects his lifestyle and how he has to miss out on a few occasions with his family, while also admitting that he is thankful for the love he receives.
A makeshift and inexperienced Scotland side were beaten but not disgraced in their 2-0 loss to World Cup-bound Peru at the frenzied Estadio Nacional in Lima.
"More than the result we were able to say goodbye to our fans and show that we are going to Russian Federation with hope", Messi said. "We don't have an easy group".
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He said: "The other day I was talking to a friend and he said to me: "Look, if you had stayed with Spain, you would be world champion".
"With Messi, Barcelona didn't want to lose him of course and they made [the offer] that was needed to keep the player at the club". Argentina play Haiti on Tuesday in Buenos Aires and Israel on June 9 in Jerusalem in their two warm up games.
Argentina, 2014 World Cup finalists - will face Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D in Russian Federation. "We had a complicated time in the qualifiers, but we are training well". We're working well, we have players with ability and experience, but we have to go slowly.
"Argentina is the best in the group going by name, and for us the most important thing is not to lose the opening game vs Croatia".
"Let no one have doubts that we are going to try everything, as people always ask us".