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Lionel Messi reveals Croatia’s weak spot he took advantage of to to destroy them in World Cup

Lionel Messi reveals Croatia’s weak spot he took advantage of to to destroy them in World Cup

Messi claims he was aware of Argentina’s ability to hurt Croatia in the counterattack during the World Cup semifinal.

The South Americans advanced to their sixth championship match with a 3-0 victory that featured a penalty kick from Lionel Messi and two goals from Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez.

Messi, who was named man of the match, remarked, “This is a very wise squad. We know what to do in every second of the game. We knew the Croatians would have the ball possession but we knew this could be our strength.

“Sometimes they are disordered when they lose the ball and they left many spaces.”

On what the win means, he added: “To see these people, the family thought the World Cup was something incredible.

“And we are where we wanted to be. We started off losing but we asked the people to stay confident with us because we knew.

“This group is crazy, we did it. It makes me think of my family.

“It’s the best for me. We had tough times but we got the chance to experience something spectacular tonight.”

Messi claims that Argentina’s setback against Saudi Arabia in the tournament’s opening match taught them a valuable lesson, as the team has now advanced to the championship match.

“I would say the first match was a hard blow for all of us after being unbeaten for 26 matches,” he said.

“We didn’t think we would lose against Saudi Arabia so to start that way was an acid test for our squad but we have proved how strong we are.

“It has been very difficult because every game has been a final for us – there has been a mental load. But we’ve played five finals and luckily won them all. I hope we can win the sixth one.”

Lionel Messi reveals Croatia’s weak spot he took advantage of to to destroy them in World Cup

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