Argentina’s nationwide soccer workforce surprisingly misplaced 0-2 to their Colombian opponents on the finish of the match’s second half, elevating questions whether or not the 14-time champion of Copa America is ready to advance within the match.
The captain of the Argentina nationwide soccer workforce, Lionel Messi, has commented on the defeat within the match in opposition to Colombia on 15 June, saying that it taught them a “lesson” that they’ve now learnt and are prepared to maneuver on, regardless of the shaky begin.
“There isn’t any time to complain, we’ve got to look forward, we’ve got to lift our heads and proceed, there’s nonetheless a whole lot of the match left. There are positives to return out of this, we’re prepared to simply accept the problem that we’ve got”, he mentioned.
Messi additional famous that though the Colombian workforce did not create aim alternatives to start with, they managed to use one when Albiceleste launched an assault within the second half of the sport.
“They stored the ball properly however didn’t create clear alternatives, however once we took a step forwards within the second half they scored a aim. After we had been taking part in at our greatest, they scored an incredible aim and it price us”, Messi mentioned.
The Argentinian captain admitted that it was a tough begin for his workforce on this yr’s Copa America, however promised that they’ll get “again to a snug scenario”. Argentina is scheduled to face two-time champion Paraguay within the subsequent spherical on 20 June and Qatar on 23 June earlier than they depart the group stage.