Lionel Messi Discloses The SECRET Behind ARGENTINA'S Successful World Cup QUALIFICATION
The fear of being knocked out of the 2018 World Cup sunk deep into Messi’s heart and he ensured it would not actualize as he single handedly booked a ticket for Argentina by scoring a hat-trick in their 1-3 win over Ecuador.
The Barcelona star expressed their joy for qualifying without leaving out the scare they had. Argentina was 6th in the South America group with only a match left to play and a lose would see them out of the World Cup without a chance for play-off.
“There was always the fear of coming here to play. Luckily we could react and we managed to play well. We were calm, we achieved the goal and that is the most important thing. Thanks to God, we fulfilled the objective” he said in the post match interview.
Everyone imagined a World Cup without Argentina and it sure did dawn on Messi. “It would have been crazy not to be in the world cup. The group deserved to qualify. There has been criticism despite having played 3 consecutive finals and today was an important day for all, especially for those who have been here longer”.