A ponderous first half towards Mexico on the Lusail Stadium had raised additional doubts about Argentina’s title credentials and its skill to struggle again. However a chic second half objective from Lionel Messi and one other equally sensible strike by Enzo Fernandez introduced again smiles within the face of the tensed gamers, protecting Messi and their World Cup goals alive.
“It was a difficult match to lift us up because Mexico played well. We played the first half with a lot of intensity but in the second half we were calmer and went back to being ourselves. The win was a relief for the entire dressing room and brought us great joy,” Messi mentioned after the sport.
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“The first game cost us, and there were a lot of factors behind that defeat. We knew that today we had to win, that another World Cup was starting for us, and as a team we knew how we could do it.”
Waiting for its final group recreation towards Poland, which defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 to maneuver to the highest, Messi mentioned, “We can’t give up now. We have all the finals to play, we can’t make mistakes.”
If Messi’s strike introduced reduction to the edgy Argentine fanbase, Enzo’s objective within the 87th minute acquired the celebration began. “I’m not surprised by Enzo. I know him and I see him train every day. He deserves the goal because he’s a spectacular player and an important player for us. I am happy for him,” the Argentine captain mentioned.