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″ Enzo deserved the goal, he is an amazing kid

″ Enzo deserved the goal, he is an amazing kid

And the Argentine captain was chosen as the best player of the match after opening the scoring in the 64th minute and assisting the Benfica midfielder to achieve the second goal for Albiceleste.

Lionel Messi said, on Saturday, that Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez is an “amazing child” and that he deserves the “goal” he scored against Mexico, to secure Argentina’s victory (2-0) for Group C in the 2022 World Cup.

“I know Enzo very well, both here in the national team and having played against him in the Champions League. [pelo Paris Saint-Germain]🇧🇷 He deserves it, because he’s a great kid, and a very important player for us. I am very happy for him and us, because [o golo dele] “He gave us peace of mind in the match,” Messi said in a post-match press conference.

The Argentine captain was chosen as the best player in the match, after opening the scoring in the 64th minute and assisting the Benfica midfielder on the second goal of Albiceleste, who made his debut in the World Cup with a surprising score of 2-1 with Saudi Arabia.

“We didn’t expect to start the World Cup with a loss. We wanted to change the situation. We knew it was important to win, because if we don’t win it will be very difficult and if we win we will get back into the race.” [pelo apuramento para os oitavos de final]🇧🇷 The victory was a relief for the whole team, because we were on our own again,” he said.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker, who scored his eighth goal in 21 matches in the World Cup, admitted that the first half against the Mexicans “was difficult”, but in the second half, the Argentines began to “possess … the ball, look for spaces between the lines and get close to Region “.

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“Enzo’s wonderful goal ended the game, and now we can face the match against Poland in a different way,” concluded the Argentine international.

And shortly before that, Argentine coach Lionel Scaloni also praised the performance of the Benfica midfielder, who came on in the second half to replace Guido Rodriguez.

“Enzo has a good pass between the lines and a very good distribution and versatility in the game. He has that pass between the lines that goes over a line or two and he finds players like Léo [Messi]Di Maria, McAllister. Until then, we were doing a lot of horizontal passes,” the coach said at the press conference.

Argentina, which would have been eliminated in the event of defeat, defeated Mexico 2-0 today, with two goals scored by Lionel Messi and Benfica player Enzo Fernandez, in the second round match of Group C, which was held in Lusail.

In the rankings, the South American national team, champions in 1978 and 1986, rose to second place, with three points, one point behind leaders Poland and with the same three Asians, as the Poles defeated them 2-0, while the Mexicans were last. , common.