The National Team resumes their training on Monday back at their main campus Cidade do Galo following the win over Bosnia and now with Iran on their mind. This time it was Man of the Match, Lionel MESSI and Marcos ROJO’s turn to address to the media after their afternoon practice session.
MESSI said it’s never an easy task playing your first match in the World Cup. On how he felt after the first round of group matches?
"In the first games, the top teams were Holland and Germany. But as we play the next two matches, all the teams will get better."
He also admitted that it was a special feeling to score his first goal in the World Cup since 2006 and that he indeed wanted to celebrate it. He also mentioned that team remains focus and no outside influence will affect them.
On Gonzalo HIGUAIN “SABELLA knew that we need to make some changes upfront and by bringing Gonzalo, we had many chances to score."
"It was a beautiful and warm atmosphere to watch many people singing the National Anthem. That was a special moment. Personally I did expect and knew that a lot people are excited and eager about the first game. I’m sure the next game will be the same."
On Fernando GAGO coming in, he said the team had a better understanding and which allow them to have more control on the ball. Also he didn’t expect Spain to lose by such a huge margin.
On he felt about this current team “It took us four years of the previous World Cup and we will continue to grow. I have great affinity with this group, I am happy with this team."
Lastly on the prospect of Gonzalo HIGUAIN joining him at Barcelona “Heard about the possibility of signing Gonzalo, I talked to him about it and it would be great to have one of the best strikers in the world playing for Barca."
Marcos ROJO said that Brazil as the home team is the favourite "Brazil as the home team is looking strong and good. It’s going to be difficult, but we are here and we are working very hard and looking forward."
On playing his first World Cup “Yesterday was my debut game. I felt the adrenaline and was living with excitement because this was a different."
He also urged the fans to be calm and that the team is working with enthusiasm and have faith that they will give everything.