“We enjoy the fun of playing together in the national team,” Messi said after the game. “The team has a bit of difficulty in terms of playing conditions because of the extreme heat and high humidity. But we still maintain the same way of playing as before. Now is the time for the whole team to think about qualifying for the 2026 World Cup and 2024 Copa America.” .
“Actually, thinking about the next World Cup is a bit overwhelming for me. Maybe I should enjoy what I have achieved. A new cycle should be started. Everything goes on. We can’t just sit back and look at what happened,” M10 said.
Messi only took 79 seconds to score against Australia in Argentina’s 2-0 victory on June 15 at the Workers’ Stadium in Beijing, China. M10 received the ball from Enzo Fernandez before skillfully handling and cutting dangerously into the near corner to beat goalkeeper Matthew Ryan.
According to sports data research group Gracenote, Messi has scored every minute of the game, except for the first 60 seconds of the ball rolling. Inter Miami’s rookie scored the most goals in the 87th minute (16 goals).
“Messi gives all his talents to the team. It’s an honor to see him play. Messi is on a different level,” goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez shared after the match.
Messi created a huge effect when he came to China to play a friendly match. On June 12, CNN reported that a crowd of fans surrounded the hotel where the Argentine team was stationed to wait to meet M10. This made it impossible for Lionel Scaloni’s teachers and students to arrive at the training ground on time.
“Messi” also became the top search term on social media in China. The last time M10 came to this country was in 2017 in the color of Barcelona.
After facing Australia, Argentina will go to Jakarta to play a friendly match with Indonesia on June 19. Messi, Angel di Maria and Nicolas Otamendi will not be traveling with the team.
“It’s time for me to rest after a long season,” Messi said. “What I look forward to the most right now is to go on a summer vacation with my family.”
Duy Luan | 08:15 06/16/2023