Lionel Messi spoke about Argentina’s World Cup qualifying win vs. Brazil.
Messi was not fully fit for Argentina against Brazil in their 1-0 win in the World Cup qualifiers. Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni substituted him out for Ángel Di María but Messi did speak to the media after the match. Here is what he had to say:
“This group continues to make history. Although today was not the most important, it was very nice. We needed this win after the loss against Uruguay. We knew it was going to be a tough match, similar to the Copa America final. They pressed a lot, they pressured us high and it was difficult for us to have possession for a long time. These matches are defined by details.”
The best player in the world also spoke about the Brazilian police attacking the Argentina fans before the match:
“We saw how they were hitting them, just like in Copa Libertadores. Again repressing the people.
“They are more focused on that than on playing the game. We are a family. We decided to play to make situation more calm.”
🚨 Lionel Messi and the Argentina team walking towards the Argentina fans that are getting hit by security.pic.twitter.com/l6V7BAneyM— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) November 22, 2023