Leo Messi appeared when the Argentina team needed him the most. A goal from him completely changed a game that the albiceleste needed to win against Mexico after a debut with an unexpected defeat against Saudi Arabia. The man from Rosario acknowledged after the match that they had not played his best football, but they did what they had to to add the three points.
“Today it was very difficult to get up, because Mexico plays well, has a great coach and handles the ball well. In the first half we played very intensely and in the second, when we calmed down, we went back to being who we are. Due to the result, the euphoria and the need, the match was played as it was done, but we had to win”, the striker was honest.
Messi recognized that the first game, in which they fell surprisingly, cost them a lot. “There are many conditioning factors in a first game. Many boys who play their first World Cup, the schedule. They are not excuses, but we did not go out as we had to go out, ”he assured.
Against Mexico there was no margin for error, something that the ten was aware of. “Today another World Cup started for us. And we could do it. But now we can't give up. We got like that, and we know that everything will be final, but we can't make any more mistakes”.
Finally, the Argentine idol took the pressure off after a few difficult days, assuring that "this time we have fulfilled and we must continue hand in hand as we always did to achieve very nice things," he said.
For his part, Ángel di María stressed that victory gives them peace of mind. “Today we were able to bring joy to the people, to us, to our families. We keep fighting, as always, trying to give everything. Today luckily it happened and it is a peace of mind for everyone ”. Lastly, Enzo Fernández acknowledged having fulfilled "the dream of scoring a goal in a World Cup".