Calm returns to Argentina after Messi comes to the rescue

  • ESPN FC, Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:56 PM
After his hat trick rescued Argentina and sent it to the World Cup with a 3-1 win at Ecuador, Lionel Messi said he and his teammates can celebrate qualification.

"Fortunately, everything went well and we are into the World Cup," he said. "We are calm now after achieving the main goal -- that is the most important thing. All this time that we were away from the press, the fans helped us to be closer. It would have been crazy a World Cup without Argentina, this group didn't deserve it. The team will change, will grow a lot and will come out stronger."

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1 comment about "Calm returns to Argentina after Messi comes to the rescue".
  1. beautiful game, October 13, 2017 at 6:11 p.m.

    Calm returns to Argentina? This squad will not get through the quarter final based on the overall mediocrity of the squad. Defeinsively porous. It showed throughout the qualifiers. Mid-field is unimaginative except for one player. Offense is inconsistent except for one player. That one player cannot bring victory being surrounded by mediocrity. Argentina pre-2010 had a strong spine of several dynamic players and good chemistry. Since then, only one player shines and the team chemistry is a huge liability.

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