MADRID, 3 Dic. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The captain of the Argentine team, Leo Messi, was happy after his team's victory (2-1) this Saturday against Australia, at the same time that he recognized the difficulty of the match, which he confessed arrived "tired", although he highlighted the importance of having taken "one more step" in the World Cup in Qatar 2022.
"It was a difficult game, we had very little rest time, we were tired and we didn't get to recover. It was a very physical game and I'm happy for the victory and for taking one more step," said the player in statements to Gol Mundial, collected by Europa Press.
In addition, the '10' from Argentina recognized that they had to have sentenced the match before Australia's goal. "The good thing is that we qualified. We could have sentenced earlier, but then they hit us on the rebound and, as usual, they start to hit you with the ball. Except for the last one that 'Dibu' Martínez covers, we didn't suffer either", Indian.
Lastly, the Argentine, author of the 1-0 win in his best game so far in the World Cup, wanted to thank his fans for their support, who dyed the stands with the colors of the albiceleste in the round of 16 match held at the Ahmad Bin Ali .
"When we said that we played every three days, we thought it was crazy, but at the same time we wanted to be here to notice what people feel and transmit. We have to stay united. Now we've taken one more step, but a difficult selection is coming too "He concluded, already thinking about the quarterfinal against the Netherlands.