Lionel Messi declared this Thursday happy with the performance of the Argentine national team in the 1-1 draw with Chile on the seventh day of the South American qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar.
“It had been a long time since we got together. It’s not easy to come back, but I think at times we played a good game. I am happy for the result beyond that we could not win. Little by little we have to get stronger again, “said Messi.
“It is a pity that people have not been able to come to this beautiful stadium,” said the Barcelona player.
Messi said that today was a special match, referring to the tribute paid to Diego Maradona.
“It was a very special game because it was the first without Diego. We know what the National Team meant to him, and we know that he was present. In addition, it was special because of the situation in the country and the world, it is a very difficult moment for everyone.”
The tie left the Albiceleste second in the classification of the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup after harvesting 11 units and staying behind the leader Brazil.
Those led by Lionel Scaloni will now have to focus on next Tuesday’s match in Barranquilla against Colombia for the eighth day of the tie.