Mexico Following Argentina’s World Cup victory over Mexico in their decider, Messi declared that “another World Cup starts” for his country.
Lionel Messi, an Argentine star, said that “another World Cup starts” for his country following his team’s victory over Mexico in their crucial matchup at the FIFA World Cup currently underway. Messi stated that Argentina’s victory over Mexico maintains its hopes of reaching the knockout stage.
Earlier, Argentina maintained their FIFA World Cup aspirations by defeating Mexico 2-0 in the Group C match at the Lusail Stadium thanks to a superb long-range strike from Lionel Messi and a stunning goal from Enzo Fernandez.
After the match, Sky Sports reported that Messi had stated, “Today another World Cup starts for Argentina.”
“The same thing I tell people keeps them believing. Today, we carried out our obligations. We were forced to act. We needed to win so we could only rely on ourselves.”
“We did not play as we should in the first half,” the star said, “but when we calmed down, we started to play the ball better and after the goal, we went back to being what we are.”
Even though it wasn’t a memorable performance, Argentina prevailed over Mexico 2-0 at the Lusail Stadium to preserve their qualification hopes.
Argentina was aware that defeat would result in elimination after their shocking 1-2 defeat to Saudi Arabia. They continued to struggle until Messi intervened in the 65th minute.
The 35-year-old, likely playing in his final World Cup, took Angel Di Maria’s pass outside the box, fired a sharp shot into the bottom corner, and the score was tied.
A ball from substitute Enzo Fernandez, who cut inside and curled a beautiful goal past Guillermo Ochoa three minutes later, secured Argentina’s victory. After that, Messi took on a new role as the game’s provider.
Argentina moves up to the second position in Group C, one point behind Poland, with whom they will play in their final match as they attempt to secure a spot in the round of 16.
The win, which appeared implausible at times during a game marred by continuous fouls and lacking in quality, moves Argentina up to the second position.
In terms of Mexico, they must defeat Saudi Arabia in order to qualify.