Winner and scorer against Mexico (2-0), Messi remains cautious and recognizes that Argentina had a complicated match.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi, scorer in World Cup 2-0 win over Mexico:We started the World Cup with a bad result. The days were long. We wanted to have the opportunity to change the situation again. We knew it was a game without a net. Luckily we were able to win, and it’s a relief and a joy for the whole locker room. It gives us peace to depend on ourselves. The first period was difficult, but it is linked to the situation in which we were, to this need to win. We didn’t find spaces, we didn’t move the ball from side to side. Then we started doing it better. We had more possession, we found spaces between the lines, we brought the balls closer to the surface, we started to play our game. Then the goal changed the game. We had to win for everyone’s peace. This allows us to face Poland in a better way.»