Messi: Argentina didn’t deserve to go to penalties

first_img Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Messi added that: “we leave happy for what we did, because we deserved more.” In his opinion, “it was the best game, the one with the most chances. We had very clear opportunities. The goalkeeper denied me twice… We deserved to win because we always take the game to the opponent and create chances. Then, we depend upon what happens in the game… We have to remain calm. We were scared that we were going home.” The Argentina national team were happy to have reached the next round of the Copa America, although they did it in the most agonising fashion, as mentioned by their captain Lionel Messi. The Barcelona striker spoke about the numerous fouls that he was victim of throughout the game against Colombia. “There have been very scrappy games [in the Copa America] and the referees are letting it happen. But they are in control on the field.” “We played in the best game of the Copa. We deserved to win within 90 minutes. We didn’t deserve to struggle so much. We were superior and still couldn’t score… “Penalties are a pain, I was scared that we were going to go out, as we didn’t deserve it.” 27/06/2015 Veronica Brunati Goalkeeper Sergio Romero also spoke about the game: “I didn’t have one difficult save to make, and for this I am grateful to my teammates. They did what the manager asked and pressured when they didn’t have the ball… Mascherano told me the same during the Mundial [at the start of the penalty shootout]… It was an incredible game.” Biglia: “We struggled a lot, but luckily Chiquito was there and saved me. We didn’t deserve to go to penalties. Colombia is a strong rival. And the fact that they never really turned up its testament to what Argentina did. The plan was to pressure and play at pace. In the first half we played with a lot of intensity, and this dropped slightly in the second in order to not wear ourselves out. When I missed my penalty, I wanted to die. Fortunately Chiquito [Romero] came up big.”last_img