Messi became the hero of Argentina’s victory over the Netherlands in the quarter-finals World Cup 2022 with a record of one goal and one assists.
The 2-2 draw in this match went to a penalty shootout.
Emiliano Martinez played a major role in Argentina’s success in securing semifinal tickets World Cup 2022.
The Aston Villa goalkeeper saved two Oranje players’ kicks, the final score in this penalty shootout was 3-4.
“Diego is watching us from heaven,” Messi was quoted as saying Evening Standard.
“He cheered us on and I really hope it stays like this until the end.”
“We are very happy. We enjoyed the moment.”
“People are very happy and excited,” continued La Pulga.
“We are among the last four teams,” explained the former Barcelona player.
“I must say that now we have a burden on our shoulders. I must say, it was a very difficult game,” he continued.
“We knew it was going to be like this but we struggled a lot and we shouldn’t have because we were already 2-0 up.”
“The way we play, we have to change our style and face different moments.
“The Dutch team troubled us with long balls.”
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