A ponderous first half towards Mexico on the Lusail Stadium had raised additional doubts about Argentina’s title credentials and its skill to combat again. However a chic second half purpose from Lionel Messi and one other equally sensible strike by Enzo Fernandez introduced again smiles within the face of the tensed gamers, conserving Messi and their World Cup goals alive.
“It was a tough match to elevate us up as a result of Mexico performed effectively. We performed the primary half with a number of depth however within the second half we had been calmer and went again to being ourselves. The win was a aid for your entire dressing room and introduced us nice pleasure,” Messi mentioned after the sport.
FIFA WORLD CUP RELATED STORIES
“The primary recreation value us, and there have been a number of components behind that defeat. We knew that right this moment we needed to win, that one other World Cup was beginning for us, and as a workforce we knew how we may do it.”
Looking forward to its final group recreation towards Poland, which defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 to maneuver to the highest, Messi mentioned, “We will’t hand over now. We now have all of the finals to play, we will’t make errors.”
If Messi’s strike introduced aid to the edgy Argentine fanbase, Enzo’s purpose within the 87th minute bought the celebration began. “I’m not stunned by Enzo. I do know him and I see him prepare day-after-day. He deserves the purpose as a result of he’s a spectacular participant and an vital participant for us. I’m blissful for him,” the Argentine captain mentioned.