Barcelona star Lionel Messi insists that he will retire when he leaves the European champions.
Messi was talking in South America, where he is preparing for the Copa America later in the summer.
The Argentine star was asked about whether he thought about leaving the Camp Nou in the future, but he insisted that, upon the culmination of his Barca career, he would simply return to his homeland and retire from football.
"If I leave Barcelona, it will be to return to Argentina and retire," he told Colombian newspaper El Pais.
"I do not think, or intend to go somewhere else. I am happy in Barcelona, I'm fine and if I end - it will be to come to Argentina."
The Barca star admits he does not enjoy the comparisons with Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo - with the pair widely regarded as the two best players on the planet.
He added: "Everyone is like they are, I do not show off in that way - it isn't me, I am more reserved.
Messi is looking to forward to playing the Copa America in his homeland, saying: "Argentina are the favourites and we will always fight to win.
"I will always try to win for Argentina, but it does not only depend on Messi - we are 11 on the pitch and I never win games alone."