Messi says defeating Mexico is "a weight off our shoulders."
After the Group C match between Argentina and Mexico at the 2022 FIFA World Cup at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, on November 26, 2022, Lionel Messi of Argentina greets the
supporters with teammates.After defeating Mexico 2-0, Lionel Messi declared that Argentina is prepared to "start over again."Xinhua, November 27, LUSAIL — Argentina revived their
FIFA World Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Saturday, and Lionel Messi declared that they are prepared to "start over again."The two-time world champions, who fell to
Saudi Arabia 2-1 in their opener, will be assured a spot in the round of 16 if they defeat Poland on Wednesday.At the World Cup in Lusail, Qatar, on November 26, Lionel Messi (C),
Julian Alvarez (R), and Angel Di Maria celebrate their goal in the Grupo C match against Mexico. (Xinhua/Xu Zijian)The days building up to this one were lengthy, according to
Messi, "we didn't expect to lose the first match." "We desired the chance to influence the situation.It's a weight off our shoulders and we can start over against Poland since
we were able to win today. "We knew that if we didn't win today we would be out and that if we won [our destiny] would depend on us," they said.With a low 25-yard strike and the
winning ball for Enzo Fernandez to curl in a second goal, Messi put the two-time world champions on the road to triumph against El Tri.The Argentina captain stated,
"The first half was difficult because of the way they defended. "We struggled to find room and didn't move the ball as we had hoped.
"We were able to get more possession and open space between the lines in the second half. We started to play our usual game and move the ball closer to the [penalty] area."