Lionel Messi admits to not performing well in Copa America despite Argentina’s semi-finals.
In an interview after the match between Argentina and Venezuela, Lionel Messi admitted not to be in the best form of this Copa America. The 32-year-old superstar said that the quality of the pitch was not good, making it difficult for him to control the ball.
“I didn’t get the best performance at Copa America. Honestly, the pitch of the match made me unable to control the ball in my favor. It was like a rabbit jumping around!” – Messi confided.
In Copa America, Messi scored 1 goal on the 11m mark (Argentina 1-1 Paraguay match, group stage).
Aguero was excited when Argentina entered the semi-finals
“Most people know what we have suffered all the time. Football is like that, when we put on the team shirt, we have to offer the best. We meet Venezuela. Argentina is happy that he has reached the semi-finals, even though he has just had a long journey on the plane”, Sergio Aguero was excited to talk about the victory in Argentina’s semi-finals.
Brazilian goalkeeper maintains impressive clean sheet achievements
After helping Brazil cross Paraguay on a brainstorming rotation, Alisson goalkeeper extended his impressive form. Specifically, the 26-year-old “custodian” experienced 8 consecutive clean sheets at both club and national level.
Argentina has struggled to overcome the Copa America group stage, but in the first match of the knock-out round, they have overcome Venezuela with a mild 2-0 victory. Lautaro Martinez and Giovani Lo Celso scored in each half to book Argentina against the Brazilian rivals in the semi-finals.
Although there is a very poor playing style in most of the group stage, Argentina has a performance that surpassed the fans’ expectations. The gameplay is smoother, the fire fighting positions are to win back the ball, and during the attack, the opportunities are used.
Lautaro Martinez is particularly impressive with the opener, Paredes – De Paul – Acuna makes Venezuela did not have many chances to penetrate the penalty box despite more possession, and midfielder Pezzalla – Otamendi locked Salomon tight. Rondon in most matches. Meanwhile, the most noticing star is Lionel Messi who has 90 minutes of silence.