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Messi admit fear of fan pushed them to victory

Discussion in 'South America football/Copa America' started by Prince Adebayo, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Can you imagine what would have happened if Argentina have missed out on the World Cup, probably you reading this post would have mocked Messi and the whole Argentine national team, but someone will be recieving all the battering Lionel Messi.

    The Argentine Captain revealed that has he and his Argentina team-mates feared what the fan would do if they had missed out on World Cup qualification. So they all have their mind set on the match, it's a do or die affair.

    To make matters worse, 37 seconds into the all important match, Ecuador scored the opener, but the fear of the fans drove him and his team-mates to victory. The Barcelona star responded with
    a hat-trick as his side cruised to a 3-1 win at Ecuador last night and progressed to Russia 2018.

    Speaking to reporters after the match Messi said: “It was the fear of being knocked out, that would have been crazy for Argentina, for us and for everyone. Obviously there was the fear, but today we knew how to play.

    "It was the fear that saved us. We had missed opportunities ourselves. It was the fear of being left out (of Russia). It would have been crazy, not just for me, I don’t know how I’d have reacted, but for the whole Argentina.”

    Messi added: "Luckily we react quickly after the Ecuador’s goal.
    “It is important we all unite as a team. If we all go hand in hand it is much easier. Today was an important day for all of us, we thank the people for all the support, in particular, in this double date of qualifiers.”


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