The captain of the Argentine national team, Lionel Messi has reacted to his team's shocking defeat to Saudi Arabia.
Messi expressed his disappointment at a post-match conference after the game at the ongoing FIFA World Cup hosted in Qatar. He has called on his teammates and himself to go back to base ahead of their second group game.
Here is what he had to say;
We have to go back to the base of who we are. We have to think about what’s coming. We knew that Saudi Arabia is a good team with good players, that if you let them, they’ll play well and that they defended that way. That’s why the situations we had were a little rushed. There are no excuses. We have to be more united than ever. This group is strong and has shown it. It’s a situation we haven’t gone through in a long time. Now we have to show that this is a real group. That the people trust us. It’s a very hard blow for everyone, we didn’t expect to start like this. Things happen for a reason. We have to prepare for what’s coming, we have to win and it depends on us. We began to cross, trying desperately to find the draw and it wouldn’t happen.
The result means Argentina can not afford a defeat in their next two games against Mexico and Poland.