Messi is calm, angry, and hurt after missed penalty, but confident to beat Croatia
Lionel Messi couldn’t believe his own luck when it comes to big day performances. He has been a victim of criticism but he himself has put in those situations. You expect your best player to shine on the biggest occasion, but someday it wasn’t just their day. Messi has that day yesterday as he failed to convert his single shot on goal out of 11, and even he missed a penalty. He is calm, angry, and hurt after missed penalty, but confident to beat Croatia.
Ole reports as Messi told, “We don’t have to go crazy. Although, we wanted to start winning putting three points on board and have an edge in the group but it didn’t happen. The idea is still the same, winning the next games. it wasn’t going to be easy, nobody is going to give you anything, the games are very competitive but the anger is because we deserved to win the game.”
The Argentine captain also added, “Now we have to be calm and rest these days that we have and start preparing for Croatia which will be just as difficult as Iceland game. In the second-half they decided to play something else, they practically didn’t attack us, they waited for us … we must continue and look at what is coming.
We are calm, angry, and hurt by the fact of missing the penalty, because I feel responsible for not having been able to take all three points because with penalty things would have changed for us. Now, we’ll have to be stronger and go out to beat Croatia. We are calm.”
Sergio Aguero, Argentina’s only goal scorer against Iceland sympathize with his friend. He said as Express reports, “Leo is normal, he is human. Today we have to be with him, we know that any moment he can define a match.”
“The first match is always difficult. Argentina want to win against everyone. I hope that Croatia game can be better.”
Argentina will play Croatia on June 21, at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in their second group fixture. La Albiceleste must make sure that they grab all three points from that match to keep themselves alive in the tournament or face a frustrating exit from FIFA World Cup 2018.