Lionel Messi scored a free kick to beat his excellent performance in the Copa America quarterfinals 3-0 on Saturday, and his teammates swayed praise.
The forward also helped twice – once without looking at his goal when he made the pass – in a Man of the Match effort that prompted Nico Gonzalez to say the whole group draws ‘confidence and joy’ out of his game.
Argentina play Colombia in the final fourth on Tuesday.
What was said?
“Messi surprises us every day, he gets stronger and stronger and infects us all,” forward Nico Gonzalez said. “He gives us confidence and joy. You must continue on this path and enjoy it.”
Lautaro added: “We all follow Messi’s leadership. Today we saw him make a difference again and we all go together.”
Messi reacts to the free kick reaction
‘I always say this: individually [moments] secondary, we’re here for something else, “Messi said. I would like to congratulate the group on the work they do – we have been away from our families for many days. “