Messi gives explanations: "There is no excuse..."

Messi analyzed Argentina’s defeat against Saudi Arabia. An unexpected start to the World Cup for the Albiceleste. Leo did not make excusesbut recognized that the group was touched.

“We had the situations of disallowed goals, at that moment we believed that we were going to have many situations and We made the mistake of speeding up, of playing one, not moving the ball from one side to the other. We knew that they were shooting the high line and we got a little tangled up there. And then we got 1-2 down and we already began to mess up, to play desperately, “he explained.

We got 1-2 down and we already began to mess up, to play desperately

Messi

World Cup Qatar 2022. Group C (J1): Summary and goals of Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia

“The goal so early did us harm, it made us confuse. We knew that it could happen in the first game, not playing in the best way as we have been doing. And that happened to us, we didn’t find how it works, the game that we have been demonstrating for a long time. As the game went by, the minutes… and when you put yourself against the result, it becomes more difficult”continued.

The goal so early did us harm, it made us confuse

Messi

Messi recognized that the group was touched: “The truth is that dead, because it is a very hard blow, because We didn’t expect to start this way, we hope to start well, to be able to win and that gives you peace of mindbut this group stands out for the union, for the strength and it is the moment to be more united than ever and know that we have to return to the base, to our operation to try to win”.

The group is dead, because it is a very hard blow

Messi

Optimism

Messi sent a message to the fans: “Calmly. We know that it is a very hard blow, a defeat that hurts, but we have to continue trusting and that people trust, that this group is not going to let them down. We are going to try to go and win in Mexico.”

That people trust, that this group is not going to let them down

Messi

On whether the team had anxiety, he assured: “Anxiety… and the game too, because We found ourselves so easy with situations of putting it in and one-on-one with the goalkeeper, that we accelerated a little there. and we don’t move it, we don’t go from one side to another to find the right moment, which we do well. That’s why many times we fell offside, which they did very well”.

“It is a moment to be united, to turn the page, to no longer think about what happened, just to get reflections, bring out the positive and improve what we did wrong. To think of Mexico. We always said that we want to win every game and now more than ever,” she continued.

disallowed goals

Three goals from Argentina in the first half did not go up on the scoreboard due to offside, one from Leo and two from Lautaro. “Some of the disallowed goals could not have been and put you at 2-0… That changes the whole story for you, but we can’t change that anymore. I saw from photos that they were very fair, I did not see them in images, but if they canceled it, it is because they were surely offside. There is no excuse”.

It is a situation that I never had to live with this group

Messi

“It is a situation that I never had to live with this group or a long time ago from such a hard blow. Now we have to show that we are a real group. It’s a very hard blow for everyone.”finished.

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