Cristian Romero spoke about Argentina’s World Cup qualifying win and Lionel Messi.
Romero was one of the, if not the best player on the pitch for Argentina in their 1-0 win in the World Cup qualifiers. The 25 year old was solid when defending and helped out in attack which had the fans give him a standing ovation. Romero spoke to TyC Sports after the win. Here is what he had to say about Lionel Messi:
“Leo always shows up in the moments when it is difficult for us or when we cannot open up the game, he has those things that only he has and we are very happy to continue having him. He looks very happy and we enjoy him a lot. We are happy to see him doing so well.
“We tried in the first half, we couldn’t open up the scoring but after that when Leo appeared, he made things much easier for us. We could have ended with a bigger gap but I am happy to start off on the right foot and we showed that we are doing very well.”
About the standing ovation from the fans: “The truth is that it is exciting. These are things that stay with you for a lifetime and I did not expect it, I always take advantage of the opportunities that the coach and my teammates have given me since the first day I came to the national team. They trusted me a lot and I try to give it back on the pitch and I am very happy for the ovation from the people.”
Regarding playing at altitude in Bolivia on Tuesday:
“Today we will enjoy this win to start off well and tomorrow we will start preparing for what will be a very tough match. I have never played there but I have seen and they told me that it is very hard and difficult in the altitude so we will try to rest to get to 100% and have another good game.”