Lionel Messi was Argentina’s hero as the nations’ all-time goalscorer inspired them to a 1-0 win more than rivals Uruguay.
Lionel Messi says he “did not deceive anybody” soon after generating his initially appearance for Argentina considering the fact that reversing his selection to retire from international football.
Messi shocked the footballing world with his choice to retire in the Argentina national group following their loss to Chile inside the Copa America Centenario final in June.
The defeat was the third in 3 years Messi and Co. had suffered within the final of a significant international tournament.
Having said that, after a meeting with new Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza – who flew to Europe to meet with Messi – the Barcelona star elected to return towards the national team.
And on Thursday he proved to be Argentina’s hero, scoring the only goal of the game inside a 1-0 win over Uruguay to move top rated in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualification standings.
Messi insists he did not attempt to fool anybody with his choice to retire, believing it was the proper call to create in the time.
“I am extremely grateful [to return to the national team],” Messi told Television Publica.
“But I didn’t deceive anyone when I retired, I felt that.
“We were really disappointed with what had happened, but after that I believed improved.
“I had a conversation together with the Paton [Bauza] and the men and women also accompanied me by means of it.”
Nevertheless, the 29-year-old is really a doubt for Argentina’s subsequent qualifier against Venezuela due to injury.
“I do not know if I will play against Venezuela,” he stated. “I have a great deal of discomfort in my groin but I wanted to be right here after the disturbance I caused.”