Facing Iceland, Argentina is quite dead end. Albiceleste get a penalty but could not be maximized after kicking Messi saved the goalkeeper. In fact, if the penalty was a goal could change the outcome of the game.
It was the last low point Messi experienced. Previously, Messi was heartbroken after failing to bring Argentina champions in three finals following the defeat in the 2014 World Cup final, the 2015 and 2016 Copa America final.
Because it can not stand the criticism that continues to get, the world’s best five times players had even retired to defend Argentina. Until finally Messi changed his mind to help his country qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals.
Messi’s mother Celia Cuccitini reveals that his son is hurt by criticism that he is not fully committed to defending his country. This was revealed Celia on an interview Channel 13 Argentina, reported by Marca.
“For all who criticize him, you have to see how Messi is suffering and crying (for Argentina) just like us,” he explained.
“His critics hurt him, he is the first man to win, his dream is to win the World Cup and become one of his biggest targets, and I see Messi is very relaxed and confident,” Celia said.
Argentina will try to win its first World Cup in 2018 against Croatia,