Messi: “It wasn’t to go to extra time or penalties”

Lusail, 9 Dec. Leo Messi was chosen again as the best player in the match against the Netherlands, he highlighted the desire and intensity of his team and the suffering they had to overcome to win in some penalty kicks that Argentina did not have to reach.

“I feel very happy, very happy. It was not the situation to go to extra time or penalties. We had to suffer but we passed and this is something impressive,” said the Argentina captain as soon as the final was over.

The ten from the albiceleste enjoyed the moment they are living in Qatar 2022, already in the semifinals. “We are enjoying the people very much, going step by step. We are very happy,” she stressed on the pitch.

“This team understands the moments of the game. When they have to play, they do it and when they have to defend, too,” Messi stressed that the players face each game with great faith and intensity.

“Argentina is among the four best in the world because it shows that it knows how to play each game with the same desire and the same intensity,” said the Argentine captain who now awaits Croatia, which surprised Brazil in the quarterfinals.

“Croatia showed that it is a great team. At times it played Brazil equally. It is a team that has been working with the same coach for a long time and they know each other very well,” he concluded. EFE


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