Lionel Messi spoke about Argentina losing 2-0 vs. Uruguay in the World Cup qualifiers.
Messi and the Argentina national team remain first in the South American World Cup qualifiers with four wins and one loss. Messi spoke to the media about the intensity of the match against Uruguay. Here is what he had to say:
“It’s normal. It is part of these matches, qualifiers. Against Uruguay, it’s always like this. I prefer not to say what I think.
“The young people need to learn respect from the older ones. This clasico is always intense, hard but always with a lot of respect. They have to learn a little bit.
“We had a hard time playing. They are intense. They play one on one, they have physical and fast players in the middle. It was hard for us to find out game.
“We never felt comfortable. We never found a way to have the make and keep it for long possessions. Maybe their game makes us speed up and we get caught up in their rhythm. They are a physical team, that works well and that is very dangerous on the counter attack.
“You can see Bielsa’s hand in the team. They have a good team that plays well. We lost, this could happen. We have to get up and play a good game in Brazil.”