Messi hails Argentina's wisdom after Croatia win (Part 1)2022-12-14 11:38
Lionel Messi hailed the intelligence of Argentina, who swept Croatia 3-0 into the World Cup final on Tuesday, showing more grit than flair in their last-round win over the Netherlands.
Messi scored a penalty in the first half before Julian Alvarez scored either side of the break to push back Croatia, who had barely made it past the first two rounds of penalty shoot-outs. What's left.
" We are an intelligent team, we know how to read the game, we know how to suffer when necessary, when to press. Every detail of every game matters," Messi said in a press release, which he The mission is to win his first World Cup title meeting.
" We know that sometimes they're not very neat and leave space. "
Messi helps Alvare score
Messi took full advantage of the space to set up Alvarez's third goal after a superb run to the touchline to cap off a fine display.
" I'm enjoying it all. I feel very good and have enough strength to face every game, " said Messi, who tied France's Kylian Mbappe for the World Cup title with five goals. top scorer .
" In the last game against the Netherlands, extra time was not easy. We were tired today, but we picked ourselves up and won this win.
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