The Argentine national team is one of those sides which are full of superstars but have utterly failed to gel well together.
One man who has been subjected to this failure despite his individual brilliance is Lionel Messi. After Argentina’s 2-0 loss last night, Messi admitted to feeling “bitter”. This time it was Colombia who beat them 2-0.
“We leave here feeling bitter,” Messi told reporters afterwards. “In the second half we had our chances.
“It takes time to accept this defeat, but let’s see what the next days will be like. We need to look at the horizon and move on.
“We didn’t want to start this way, obviously, but now we have to lift our heads and keep going.”
“In the first half we retreated a little and were holding on, but in the second we really opened up,” said Messi, who almost broke the deadlock in the second half but directed a header just wide of the post.
“Whenever you lose it’s hard for us, we usually take it badly. Now we have to think about Paraguay.”
Messi continued: “We have to take the positive things of today and think about tomorrow. We have many chances.”