SHAFAQNA – The Argentine captain feels defensive blunders and his missed penalty were decisive as his side lost 2-0 to Brazil on Saturday.
Lionel Messi was left to rue Argentina’s defensive errors as his team went down 2-0 to Brazil in the Gillette Superclasico de las Americas at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing on Saturday.
Brazil striker Diego Tardelli scored both goals of the game, first capitalizing on a mishap from Federico Fernandez and Pablo Zabaleta to volley the Selecao into the lead and then finding himself unmarked to convert a second-half corner.
Messi himself missed the opportunity to draw level when his penalty was saved by Jefferson shortly before the break.
“The match was decided by two of our mistakes,” Messi said. “First for the first goal and then I failed from a penalty.”
However, Messi says the Albiceleste are still in a state of transition.
“The team is going through a process of change, with a new coach who has a different ideas than the one before,” he said. “We are trying new things and that requires time, practice and games. Little by little the team will provide what Martino wants.”
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