Lionel Messi speaks out after Argentina lose to Saudi Arabia

Lionel Messi speaks out after Argentina lose to Saudi Arabia

A devastated Lionel Messi admitted Argentina may haven’t any excuses after they fell 2-1 to Saudi Arabia of their World Cup opener.

Messi opened the scoring from the penalty spot early in a primary half which noticed Argentina have three targets dominated out for offside, earlier than Saudi Arabia turned the tide after the break and roared to a shocking victory.

After the sport, Messi couldn’t disguise his disappointment.

“We’re useless,” he stated. “It is a very arduous blow.

“We did not wish to begin that manner. We needed to win, to provide peace of thoughts. There aren’t any excuses. Now, it is the time to concentrate on power and the unity of the group. It is time for us to be extra united than ever. It is time to settle down.

“It is a arduous blow, a painful defeat. We’ve to maintain trusting ourselves. Let’s attempt to beat Mexico to see how the group seems.”

Assessing the sport, Messi admitted Argentina got here out the blocks too quick and could not sustain.

“We had probabilities and we had many offside alternatives,” he stated. “We made a mistake of rushing up an excessive amount of. We knew they’d play with a excessive line. We sped up somewhat, however after, we began to muddle up, lose performance and lose the midfield battle.

“The purpose early within the second half confused us. We could not discover the sport we had been displaying for a very long time. When the sport went on, with the end result towards us, it grew to become tougher.”

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