Opposed to Australia this Saturday evening, Argentina won narrowly. If Lautaro Martinez had converted his chances at the end of the match, the Albiceleste could have taken cover and qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup without trembling. Despite everything, Lionel Messi does not blame his teammate at all.
L’Argentina got scared in the face ofAustralia (2-1). While leading 2-0, Lionel Messi’s band saw their opponent come back to one goal and come close to equalizing late in the game. But ultimately theArgentina validated his ticket for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
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“Lautaro is a very important player for us”
Entered the game in the 71st minute of play, Lautaro Martinez had several opportunities to break when theArgentina led 2-1. However, the goalscorerInter stumbled on the goalkeeperAustralia : Mathew Ryan. Strongly criticised, Lautaro Martinez can still count on the support of Leo Messi.
“He has not yet succeeded in winning this World Cup”
Asked by TyC Sports, Lionel Messi took up the defense of Lautaro Martinez after the victory ofArgentina. “Lautaro is a very important player for us. He’s a great striker… he lives for the goal. For us, it is fundamental that he is well prepared for the quarter-final against the Netherlands. He hasn’t managed to win this World Cup yet.”said the captain of theAlbiceleste.