Messi is grateful to the Argentina goalkeeper
Argentine star Lionel Messi revealed that his country continues to develop since winning the Copa America, and expressed his gratitude to his colleague, goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, for helping the team beat Uruguay. Argentina defeated Uruguay 3-0 in the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. Messi scored the first goal for the Argentine national team against Uruguay, then Rodriguego de Paul and Lautaro Martinez added the second and third goals for the team, bringing Argentina’s tally to 22 points in second place in the qualifiers, six points behind Brazil. Martinez starred in Argentina’s goalkeeper against Uruguay, as he saved six dangerous balls, including two from star Luis Suarez, and Messi praised Martinez in particular, who helped the team return to the path of victories after the Argentine team tied with Paraguay in a goalless draw. Messi said: It is an essential element for us. It provides the appropriate response when we are under pressure. He did it again in this match. We know we have one of the best goalkeepers in the world and we make the most of that, as the opponent had clear scoring chances, even when we were in control. It is a team of this quality that can create dangerous opportunities out of nothing. The Argentine national team, coached by Lionel Scaloni, thus maintained its unbeaten record in 24 consecutive matches in all competitions.