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Lionel Messi explained Argentina’s defeat in the debut in Qatar 2022: “We never finished feeling comfortable”

Lionel Messi excited the fans of Argentina with a penalty goal at the start of the match against Saudi Arabia. However, the process complicated the scenario for the selection of Lionel Scaloni and at the start of the second half, the rival came back to keep the three points. In this regard, the captain pointed out that they were wrong in the way they faced the game.

“We were a little rushed, we never finished feeling comfortable as we have been doing”recognized the 10 of the Albiceleste to the media. “We knew that they were doing the issue of narrowing the line well, sometimes the game takes you and seeing so much space you end up getting in”analyzed.

“We knew they played like that. But these are things that we cannot change now.”maintained the striker. “The truth is that we found those situations so easy that we fell into the error, arriving early, not playing anymore, not looking for a way around it. We wanted to start and end on the same side and maybe that confused us a bit.”he opined.

Along the same lines, the striker summed up the setback with the following sentence: “We fell into the trap, but we were not surprised”. Immediately, Leo Messi manifested his feelings: “Hurt by the result, a very great bitterness. It is a very hard blow because we did not expect it, we were confident of winning. But these things happen for a reason”held.

Messi, captain’s message

The leader of the Argentine team prefers to turn the page on the bitter debut in the World Cup. For this reason, the Paris Saint Germain player expressed that he has full confidence in his teammates and what they are capable of doing at the end of the group: there are still games against Mexico and Poland.

“This group stands out for its unity and strength. It is time to show that we are really strong “Messi pointed out. Immediately afterwards, the crack addressed the fans: “People who trust that this group is not going to let them down, we have already played matches of this characteristic and we take it forward”he remembered.

To close, Messi remarked that everyone must “to be more united than ever, to stomp”. Likewise, the referent transmitted tranquility because everything remains in the hands of the team. “You have to think about what is coming and prepare well. It depends on us, we have to show that we are a real group”sentenced.

Source: Elcomercio

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