The 34-year-old commented on how his team played in the crucial game. He was quoted such as:
“We played good matches and I think we are growing according to our game. We got used to having the ball. Today there was a tough game and we had to win. Everything has been perfect.”
“Uruguay are waiting for you and making risks. As soon as we got the first goal, we started to find a place and the goals were clear.”
“It was important to win because we know the results of other teams. We have one game left and if we get 7 points, we are very good.”
Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez He did very well with several saves in the game, and Messi had no choice but to thank the 29-year-old.
“Dibu (Emiliano) Martinez is important. When he comes, he always answers. He has set himself a goal and we have one of the best goal scorers in the world.”
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner also praised Argentine fans for losing their support behind the team as they took the lead in a thrilling match. He said:
“People are fun. It’s fun every time to live and enjoy this.”
Lionel Messi has achieved 80th goal in Argentina
Lionel Messi made an impressive display as Argentina beat Uruguay 3-0 to advance to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar next year.
The attacker opened the scoring with a fine effort in the 38th minute. Rodrigo De Paul and Lautaro Martinez also got a net chance to win the victory for their team.
With this effort, Lionel Messi elevated Argentina to 80 with 15 goals in 154 appearances. Ma Albiceleste to the Copa America glory in Brazil this summer.
He is also expected to come out on top with the team in the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup.