‘Showed what he’s talking about’ – The England star admired Argentina captain Lionel Messi’s ‘unbelievable’ performance against Mexico
England Jack Grealish attacker was stunned by Lionel MessiArgentina’s performance in a thrilling 2-0 win over Mexico in world football championship.
Argentina head into the match against Le Tricolor on November 26, knowing that a win is crucial as they lost their opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2-1 to Saudi Arabia.
Everyone was stunned by La Albiceleste’s poor performance in the first half, many criticizing Lionel Messi’s performance.
However, the Argentinian icon took advantage of the game unbelievable and scored an unbelievable goal in the 64th minute to put his side on the road to victory.
Impressive youngster Enzo Fernandez scored Argentina’s second in the 87th minute, but it was another night when Lionel Messi caught the eye.
The win was significant for Argentina as it moved them up to second place, one point behind leaders Poland, whom they will face in their final group game on November 30.
Grealish was interviewed ahead of England’s clash with Wales on November 29 and was among those fascinated by Messi.
He said talkSPORT:
“Honestly, I watch all the games. We have screens everywhere and it’s nice to have games all day. I watched Messi, unbelievable. He just showed what he said in that second half but after that, so did Mbappe.”
Lionel Messi reacts after Argentina’s win over Mexico
Pressure has mounted on Argentina following a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia.
It turned out to be one of the biggest shocks in FIFA World Cup history, and Lionel Scaloni’s side desperately needed a comeback against Mexico.
After their win over North America, Messi spoke of his relief at winning as they were back on track in Group C.
He said (via guard):
“We lived in discomfort after the loss in the opening match [against Saudi Arabia] is not what we expected.
“The days felt very long and we were eager for the chance to turn the ball around. We knew it was an important game. Luckily we had the option to win and it was a game. a burden on our shoulders, a reason for joy and peace of mind because it all depends on us.
If Scaloni’s men beat Poland, they will qualify for Group C in the final round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup.
Lionel Messi is set to face Barcelona frontman,Robert Lewandowski in a thrilling encounter at the 974 Stadium.
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