It’s been a while since Lionel MESSI or anyone of the Argentina team has spoken to the press but tonight, they broke their silence.
It wasn’t since Argentina’s 3-0 victory over Colombia last year that the team have not held a press conference or even spoken to the press. The relationship between the two sides has soured over the past few years, with the media blaming the players for many things. Enough was enough said the players as they held a press conference to tell everyone they would not be communicating with them anymore.
Fast forward nearly 12 months and Lionel MESSI and the team have finally come out to the media. Several of the players, lead by MESSI himself, have come out and spoken after the massive 3-1 win and qualifying for the World Cup. Here’s what they had to say:
“It’s important that we’re all united, that the National Team does well. If we all go together, it’ll be much easier.
“This group deserves to be at the World Cup. Luckily, we reacted quickly after the goal. Today was an important day for us all.
“A thank you to the fans for supporting us, especially in these last two rounds of qualifying. Thanks to God, we accomplished our mission.
“We fought, we suffered and we couldn’t not be at the World Cup. After this, the National Team will be different, it’ll grow. Every time I’m with the National Team, I try to give my best, both for myself and for the team.”
“We have to analyze everything that has occured until now and try to be better. All of us together can push forward. Argentina has to change, not just for us but also for the upcoming generations.”
“I’m lucky to see and to be close to MESSI.”
“Lionel MESSI gave us our passage to the World Cup. Like every Argentinian, I want the National Team to always be doing well. From here, I always try to give my best. Now we have to work hard for what’s coming.”
“God wants us to have a great World Cup.”