Argentina is through to the draw against Paraguay (1-1) on Wednesday in a tough position at the Copa America, but the captain is The former Barcelona coach could not have imagined that his squad for the knock-out stages will be switched off in the South American championship.
“We know that we are in the final group competition at the Qatar-for our own lives,” said Messi after the match with Brazil. “It would be weird to see if we could get the group stage will not come, as there are three teams in each group go on. However, I have no doubt that we are going to make it.”
Argentina started the Copa America in Brazil on Saturday with a disappointing 0-2 defeat against Chile. The veertienvoudig the South American championship after the two races in fourth and last in group B, and on Sunday, a victory is necessary to the Qatar for the knock-out stages to reach it.
The number one and two, plus the two best songs are the three of the three pools qualify for the quarter-finals.
“We are currently in a difficult situation, and that is a pain. We had a real blessing need to be relaxed for the next match”, said Messi, who is still waiting for his first in Argentina. “We knew before the tournament that it would be difficult to find the ideal basiself, and with the right dynamics to it.”
“It’s a little frustrating that we don’t have a chance to win, but now we have to concentrate on the game on Sunday. I can see that my team-mates are confident that we will be able to gain from the united arab emirates. We have to stay positive, and confidence in ourselves.”
Lionel Messi took a penalty and the only one Argentina match against Brazil. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
“Lucky we’re still alive’
The situation in Argentina was even worse, for Brazil attacker Derlis Gonzalez misses after a one-hour penalty. Of the state, Belo Horizonte was 1-1 through goals from Richard Sanchez (37th minute) and lionel Messi (rake is a penalty in the 57th minute.
“We are fortunate that We are still alive”, the Argentine coach Lionel Scaloni to. “The solution to our problem is that we have the Sunday to win it.”
Scaloni was particularly happy with the first 45 minutes of his team against Hungary. “Our first half was not very good. We played a little too desperate and had no control. We had a very clear plan, but it could be that it is not because we are getting to the ball and lost it.”
“They scored from their first attack, which led to a great deal of uncertainty in the us. For a team like Argentina, which is in the sense that they always have to win, this is a first blow head on. In the rest, we have all of the players have been told that it was only a single goal and in the second half we played better and better.”
Argentina has one point and a goal difference of -2 as last in group B. Qatar, and lost, on Tuesday a late goal in a 1-0 Columbia, and also has a single point, but with a better goal difference (-1). Qatar against Argentina, starts on Sunday at 21: 00 hours (central european time).
Position in the group B of Copa America
- 1. Colombia*: 2 to 6 (3-0)
- 2. Brazil: 2-2 (3-3)
- 3. Qatar: 2-1 (2-3)
- 4. – Argentina: 2-1 (1-3)