After Argentina’s victory over Poland (2-0), Lionel Messi returned to his missed penalty during the first period.
Argentina will be at the rendezvous of the round of 16. After starting their 2022 World Cup with an unexpected defeat against Saudi Arabia, the Albiceleste managed to raise their heads against Mexico (2-0), and confirm in front of Poland (2-0), this Wednesday evening, thanks to to productions by Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez.
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Author of two goals since the start of the tournament, Lionel Messi, he remained silent. However, the seven-time Ballon d’Or had the opportunity to open the scoring from the penalty spot, but his attempt was stopped by Wojciech Szczesny (39th). A failure that put ” angry “ the Parisian striker.
“I was angry to have missed the penalty”
“I was angry that I missed the penalty, but the team came out stronger after my mistakethus confided “La Pulga” after the meeting. We knew that once the first goal was scored it would change the game. The previous game gave us great peace of mind and we entered the pitch thinking we had to win. »
“Anyone can beat anyone”
And the former Barcelona man on Argentina’s next match against Australia: “The match against Australia promises to be very difficult. Anyone can beat anyone, it’s very balanced. We have to prepare for the game in the best possible way, as we always do. We have to stay calm and take the matches one after the other. Now another World Cup begins and hopefully we can continue what we did today. »