Lionel Messi has stated that it would be crazy if the Albeceleste of Argentina are unable to advance beyond the group stage of the Copa America 2019.
Argentina drew 1-1 against Paraguay on Thursday following a 2-0 loss to Colombia few days ago.
A penalty from Messi canceled the first half goal scored by Richard Sanchez to draw the game level.
Speaking to press after the game, Messi said:
“Frankly, it’s a little frustrating not being able to get the win we need to take the next step. We knew this would be difficult, we’re still looking for the best group, for the best performance, to keep growing.
“[The squad] is hurt by the situation because we can’t manage to win a game, and we know today was key for us. We know we have to win the next game to advance.
“We know we’ll be playing for our lives. It would be crazy if we can’t advance from the group stage, when basically three [teams] advance from each group. I have no doubt we’ll do it.”
Paraguay are in second place in Group B with just 2 points and behind Colombia who registered wins against Argentina and Qatar to top the group with 6 points.
It would be crazy if Argentina doesn’t qualify from Copa America group stage – Messi
Reviewed by Fadipe Peter
June 20, 2019