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“Five Minutes Of Mistakes, We Went 2-1 Down,” Says Lionel Messi

Lusail [Qatar]: Following the shocking defeat against Saudi Arabia, the Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi admitted that he did not expect his team Argentina to start the FIFA World Cup in this fashion.

Saudi Arabia stunned two-time champions Argentina 2-1 in a group C FIFA World Cup tie played here at the Lusail stadium. “It’s a situation that this group of players has never been through, it’s been a while since we suffered such a tough blow, we didn’t expect to start like this,” Messi was quoted as saying by Skysports.

“In five minutes of mistakes that we made, we went 2-1 down and then it was really tough and we lost organisation and started punting the ball,” he said.
The 35-year-old said that his team needed to put the defeat behind them and that fans must not lose him just yet.

“We knew they were a team who would play if we let them. They did not surprise us, we knew they could do that. Obviously we have to win or win now. It’s up to us to fix what we did wrong and get back to the basics of who we are. We’re OK, obviously hurt by the result, very bitter. But people must trust that this team will not let them down and we are going to go for it in the next two games. We’ve played games of this nature before and we’re going to perform well. Now’s the time to be more united than ever, to show how truly strong we are,” said the Argentina star.

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