Leo Messi became Argentine player with most saves in World Championship history In front of Diego Armando Maradona. “It’s a pleasure to keep getting grades and records. Now I know. Diego would be very happy for me because he always showed me so much affection. But I’m happy for the game, for the people, for the pass and everything.”

Regarding the match, he regretted the missed penalty but thought it was an incentive for his teammates. “When I missed the penalty, I was very angry. But when I missed the penalty, I think the team fell apart. We played a great game. After the first game, everything was ours. We did what we were looking for. Because at the beginning of the World Cup,” he added.

Argentina will face Australia in the round of 16.. Praising the high level of the whole team and the role of the new and young Argentine players, Messi said, “We know that they are all complex opponents. We have to play our game and win and tomorrow we will start preparing the match.” . “We have an amazing group that pays off no matter who plays, and in such a short competition, with so many games and when it’s time to play, it’s extremely important that someone performs like that,” he said.

Messi thinks the rest period before his game against Australia in the round of 16 was short. “No more time. Very often, but the same for everyone. It was a very hot day. It’s an extra effort, but we’ll consider resting,” he said. “First of all, I’m happy that I achieved the first goal,” he said.