Lionel Messi: The team came out stronger after my penalty mistake

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Argentine striker Lionel Messi finished the game against Poland “with anger” for missing his penalty, but satisfied with qualification for the round of 16 of Qatar 2022 where they will face Australia.

“I am angry for having missed the penalty but I think the team came out stronger after that mistake of mine. We knew that once the first goal came in it was going to change the game”, analyzed the Argentine star who he surpassed Diego Armando Maradona in matches played with the national team in the World Cups.

Messi thinks about the round of 16 against Australia. “It will be very difficult. Anyone wins anyone. Everything is very even. We have to prepare the match in the best way as we always do“, he stressed.

“We must be calm and go game by game. Now another World Cup begins and hopefully we can keep what we did”, confided the captain of Argentina.

The trans-Andean attacker avoided giving details of his conversation with Robert Lewandowski on the pitch. “What remains on the field remains on the field. Things we say to each other in private will never come out of me”hill.