Lionel Messi, the captain of Argentina, has said everyone wants to defeat the world champions.

Messi made the remark Following a 1-0 victory over Ecuador in a 2026 World Cup qualifier on Thursday night

The 36-year-old’s free kick in the 78th minute gave his nation the victory.

“It was shown in the two friendlies and today, by the points, that this group is not going to relax beyond what it achieved. It was historic, extraordinary.

“We know that if we go down a little they will pass us over. There are going to be tough matches like this. Defeats, surely.

“We have to be as we are now, with our feet on the ground. Fight every game as we have been fighting since Scaloni started with All this,” Messi said.


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