Lionel Messi crestfallen after the defeat of Argentina

'LIO' VALUED THE DUEL VS SAUDI ARABIA

Messi, hard and self-critical after the unexpected 'stumble' of Argentina

Published:22/11/2022 - 16:48h

Updated:22/11/2022 - 18:49h

After the surprise defeat against Saudi Arabia, Lionel Messi spoke in front of the press microphones to analyze what happened. The Argentine showed his most self-critical side and asked people to trust

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During the morning of this Tuesday, the world of the football was witness of the first 'bombazo' of the World-wide Glass of Qatar 2022. The selection of Argentina confronted to the combined of Saudi Arabia in a party that, a priori, was more than accessible for the 'albiceleste'. However, the development of the crash was all the contrary to the expected and the 'green falcons' achieved the 3 points after defeating by 1-2 to the square of Lionel Scaloni that did not have answer to the approach of Hervé Renard.

When finalising the meeting, Lionel Messi attended to the media and analysed the 'varapalo' received in front of the 'children of the desert'. "Had the situations of the goals cancelled, in this moment thought that went to have a lot of situations and fell in the error to accelerate us, to play of one, not moving the ball of a side to another. We knew that they threw the high line and by here complicate us a poquito. And afterwards we put us 1-2 down and already we begin us to desordenar, to play desperately", declared.

The rosarino continued explaining that "the so early goal did us badly, did us confuse. We knew that it could happen in the first party, not playing of the best way as we came it doing and happened us this, do not find the operation, the game that come showing from does long. To measure that went happening the party, the minutes... And when you put you with the result against, does more difficult".

The feelings of the group

The 'flea' recognised that the staff is affected after the defeat. "The truth is that died, because it is a very hard hit, because we did not expect to start of this way, trusted to start well, can win and this gives you tranquility, but this group stands out by the union, by the fortress and is the moment to be more joined that never and know that we have to go back to the base, to our operation to try win", affirmed.

However, the captain of the Argentinian group transmitted calm to the fans when sustaining that, in spite of have not achieved the first aim, the group follows trusted of face to what comes. "Tranquility. We know that it is a very hard hit, a defeat that hurts, but have to follow trusting and that the people trust, that this group does not go him to leave thrown. We go to try go to win to Mexico", expressed.

'Lio' Manifested that it splits of the fault of the defeat has it "the anxiety... And the party also, because we found us so easy with situations to put it and hand-held manually with the archer, that by here accelerated us a poquito and did not move it, did not go of a side to another to find the just moment, thing that do well. Therefore many times we fell in the offside, that they did it very well".

Nevertheless, it affirmed that they will happen the page and that already have looks it in the meeting of the next Saturday against Mexico. "It is a moment to be joined, to make a fresh start, of not thinking more in this that happened, only to take out reflections, take out the positive and improve what did badly. To think in Mexico. Always we said that we wanted to win all the parties and now more than ever".

His side more autocrítico

Messi sustained that, although 3 goals were cancelled, the defeat does not have excuses. "Some of the goals cancelled could have not been and put you with 2-0... This changes you all the history, but this no longer can change it. I saw by photos that were very just, did not see them in images, but if they cancelled it is because surely they were offside. There is not excuse", expressed, showing his pain by the 'trip' when ensuring that "it is a situation that never touched me live with this group or does long of a so hard hit. Now it is necessary to show that we are a group for real. It is a very hard hit for all".

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