Lionel Messi has acknowledged that he was afraid after Argentina’s catastrophic 2022 World Cup debut, which saw them lose their first group match to underdog Saudi Arabia.
Argentina advanced to the competition’s championship game, where they beat France on penalties and won the title.
Despite their dismal start, few people predicted Lionel Messi and company would win the World Cup.
However, the South Americans recovered and went on to win the next six games. The former Barcelona player talked up about the startling game in a discussion with Argentine newspaper Diario Ole.
With the defeat, the PSG player stated he was worried about Argentina’s prospects of moving on to the competition’s later rounds, but that everything changed after Mexico’s victory.
Because the game didn’t go as planned, Messi said that he was quite nervous.
“However, everything was enhanced after the match against Mexico, which we won. This showed the group’s full power. It was one of our poorest games against Arabia.