Di Maria desperate for Argentina glory.

Di Maria is hoping he can help his country win a major trophy.

Di Maria [Source: CA2015.COM]

Angel di Maria who missed the World Cup final through injury, says he is keen to ensure Argentina secure silverware during his playing career.

The Manchester United winger and his Argentina teammates are competing in the Copa America in Chile, and are favourites to win the competition, but he also accepts it would be sad if the current crop of players do not win a major trophy for their country.

"Not winning something with these players, with this generation, would be hard to take," Di Maria told the Copa America's official website.

"We reached a final and we couldn't win it. We are going to win a Copa America, we can win a World Cup, but the thorn in our side will still be there after not winning in 2014.

"That will stay with us because we were so close to winning it."

The 27-year-old continued: "I would swap all that I have won with my clubs to win something with the national team. There can be nothing more special than that.

"We were just a step away [at the World Cup] and we felt it was ours.

"Everything you can win with your clubs is special, it's spectacular.

"Having won the Champions League was the best thing that happened to be at club level, the best thing in my life. But winning something with Argentina would be even more special.

"Because it is your country, because you feel the shirt and a country behind you. We experienced that in Brazil. Every time we went out onto a pitch, we knew there were 40 million Argentines behind us."


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