Messi shares ankle injury update after a win against Mexico. After his team’s 2-0 Group C victory over Mexico on Saturday at the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup, Argentina captain Lionelhas allayed fears over an ankle injury (26 November). With a strong showing at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar, La Albiceleste earned their first victory in the tournament’s 22nd history. In the 64th minute, Messi, 35, scored his eighth FIFA World Cup goal with a beautiful left-footed drive from outside the box.
Then, in the 87th minute of the game, he assisted Enzo Fernandez to score a goal of his own, which helped his team secure the victory. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner picked up a slight injury earlier this week during Argentina’s demoralizing 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia. He has, however, denied rumors that he will only play a little part in the Middle Eastern competition every four years.
After the game, Messi spoke with COPE (via Metro) about his ankle problem and allayed any concerns that could have persisted. I don’t understand why they bring up my injury so frequently, he remarked. They mention my ankle, but the truth is that I haven’t had anything since last week. I twisted my ankle in the final seconds of the opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but I continued to exercise regularly after that. I always practiced with the group and in my usual manner.
With an outstanding effort against Mexico, Messi, who is presently competing in his fifth FIFA World Cup, won the Man of the Match award. He took two shots, made two successful dribbles, completed 36 passes, created one chance, won nine duels, and made three recoveries. Argentina will play Poland in the final group match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday at Stadium 974 in Doha (30 November).
Lionel Messi, the captain of Argentina, stated after the game that his team was shell-shocked following their initial loss to Saudi Arabia at the FIFA World Cup in 2022. We had to put up with the setback in the first game [of Group C versus Saudi Arabia] because it was unexpected, he remarked. The days seemed to drag on forever, and we were ready for a chance to change things. It was a crucial game, as we all knew.
He continued, “Fortunately, we had the choice to win and it was a weight off our shoulders, a reason for joy, and a reason for peace of mind since it is now entirely up to us.” I often advise them that they should keep believing. We completed the tasks at hand today. There was no other option. We needed to succeed so that we could rely solely on ourselves. With three points from two games, Argentina is presently ranked second in Group C, one point behind leaders Poland. Mexico is last with one point, while Saudi Arabia is third with three points.
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