- Lionel Messi has disclosed that his kids were sad after Argentina's defeat against Saudi Arabia
- The former Barcelona captain scored the first goal against Saudi, but it was not enough for Argentina to get the win
- The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner claimed that Mateo left the pitch crying after the loss to Saudi
Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi has explained that his kids were disappointed with Argentina's defeat against Saudi Arabia in their opening game at the 2022 World Cup.
Against all odds, Saudi Arabia came from a goal down to beat Argentina 2-1 in what came as a shocking result for many football fans around the world.
Going into the encounter, Argentina were rated as one of the sides to win the 2022 World Cup, and no one expected them to lose against Saudi Arabia.
Messi even scored the first goal via a penalty before Saudi Arabian players came stronger on the Argentines in the second half.
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According to the report on ESPN, Messi stated that his first son Mateo left the pitch crying because of the loss against Saudi Arabia.
Statement made by Messi
''After the first game, Mateo left the pitch crying and Thiago was doing the math explaining to him that if we win remaining two games, then we will qualify.''
Meanwhile, Argentina responded with a perfect 2-0 win over Mexico in their second game and they will now need to beat Poland in their last group tie to qualify for the knockout stage.
Peter Drury’s epic commentary
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how football commentator Peter Drury produced yet another epic narration of Lionel Messi's stunning goal against Mexico on Saturday night.
Messi delivered a magnificent performance as Argentina thumped the North American country 2-0 in a Group C cracker.
The 35-year-old scored a screamer from outside the box just after the hour mark, then provided an assist for Enzo Fernandez who curled the ball into the top right corner three minutes from time.
The result sees Argentina remain in the tournament having suffered a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia in their World Cup opener.
Plenty of Argentine fans inside the Lusail Stadium went into delirium as the ball nestled into the far corner of the net.
And so did those watching NBC Sports, as Drury left football fans in awe with his outstanding commentary to describe Messi's goal.
The British commentator delivered an instant classic moment after Messi netted his second goal in Qatar.
Source: Sports Brief News