Lionel Messi spoke about the World Cup qualifying win and being substituted out.
Messi scored a free kick for Argentina in the 1-0 win vs. Ecuador in the World Cup qualifiers and spoke in an interview after the match. Here is what he had to say:
“We know that these are difficult matches in the qualifiers. Ecuador has very good players, they know what they are doing and they are very good physically.
“It was a very difficult match, very physical. I was a little tired so I was substituted out but I felt good. “Not long ago we were World champions but it seems like a lot has happened. We have to keep going, competing and qualifying for the next World Cup, going game after game.
“It was shown in the friendlies we played and today for the points that the group is not going to relax. Everyone wants to beat Argentina and now that we are champions, even more so.”