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Messi: – Argentina have to keep improving

Messi: – Argentina have to keep improving

With the Albiceleste wrapping up their spot
in the next round thanks to a perfect group-stage record,
their star forward vowed that there is still more to come
Lionel Messi pledged that his Argentina side would keep
improving after they finished top of their group at the World

La Albiceleste defeated Nigeria 3-2 to finish
top of Group F with wins in all three games,
meaning they will face one of France, Switzerland or
Ecuador in the next round.

Messi, who scored twice against the African
side to take his tournament tally to four,
did not hide his desire for the team to step
up their performance level as the competition enters its
tougher phase.

“We saw a good Argentina, despite the two
Nigerian goals. Now we want more, we have to keep
improving,” he said to reporters.

“I think we have improved from the last [two] games. We
played against a team that was going forward with good

“We said before: our strikers had to move a little bit more
because we weren’t finding

We had that today and we have to work, so the next game
we won’t concede goals.”

The Barcelona forward also revealed that he was enjoying
the atmosphere surrounding the tournament, as he bids to
lead Argentina to their first World Cup trophy since 1986.

“It’s great to see so many people here. We were expecting it
and in the previous games it was like that,” he continued.

“It’s beautiful what we’re living through these days, I hope
we can keep giving them joy.
“It’s a strange World Cup, with results we weren’t expecting
to see. We have to keep calm. We’re still behind our dream,
the dream we all want.” Messi scored four of Argentina’s six
in the group stages and will be expected to lead his side out
for their round of 16 fixture on July 1.

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