Lionel Messi was the hero of the night with a goal and an assist. Argentina defeated Mexico 2-0 and Lionel Scaloni highlighted the performance of the PSG footballer in the clash for the second day of group C of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
“We have known for years that we have the best in the world. Even the Mexican fans enjoy watching him play.”estimated Scaloni in the press conference after the game.
“We knew that the game was going to be difficult. Mexico offered us a game that was different from what they had been doing, we already had the suspicion that they could play with a line of five (in defense). In the first half it was not a good game for either of them. We corrected at half-time, we began to play better and number 10 (Messi) decided the game, which is what he knows how to do best. The group knows how important he is and it’s something exciting, in all aspects.” assured.
As he had already done after the defeat in his debut against Saudi Arabia (2-1), then to lower the drama levels, this time he was also measured so as not to fall into an excess of euphoria just four days after another all-out match. nothing, against Poland in the third and last date of the group.
“We should have a little more common sense. It’s just a football game. I received a message from my brother saying that he was in the field, crying (for joy), that can’t be. It’s like it’s more than a football game. I don’t share it.” affirmed the youngest coach of this World Cup.
“The players must feel that this is a football game. If not, each time with the Argentine team it will always be like that. It is difficult to make people understand that the sun rises tomorrow, win or lose, the important thing is how you did things”, insisted.
Scaloni thinks of Poland
Scaloni already began to think about Poland, the third rival and leader of his group. A defeat in that match would be lethal for the Albiceleste and would send it back to Buenos Aires.
“We must play another game. Always with our heads held high and with humility, to know that we did nothing. We have to continue on this path.” he pointed.
“Poland is very difficult, everyone plays differently (when they play Argentina). And they don’t just change because of Leo (Messi), but because of the many other players we have and because of the respect they have for Argentina. That magnifies the entity of the party. We are going to win the game, which is what we all want.” he said confidently.
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