Saturday, 19 October 2019 | 22:39 WIB

Messi Frustrated on His Task to Save Argentina

Lionel Messi

MOSCOW, NNC – Argentine national team star Lionel Messi is said to be frustrated at having to save his country from a failure at the 2018 World Cup. The statement was made by Messi's compatriot Javier Mascherano.

According to Javier Mascherano, LIonel Messi will try to score during the final match of Argentina against the Nigeria.

Argentine national team has been performing poorly in the last two games in the group stage.

Messi has not made a goal in the 2018 World Cup. He was accused of being the cause of the cancellation of Argentina's victory against Iceland, after failing to execute a penalty.

Argentina is in a tight situation after the second match was over. The Tango team was hit by Croatia 0-3.

With just one point, Argentina also must win over Nigeria in the last game of the group stage.They also depend on the results of other matches, Iceland with Croatia.

"Leo is fine, but, collectively, if things do not work out the way it should, we will be frustrated," Mascherano was quoted as saying by Four Four Two.

"He is a human being and he can feel his own frustration, he is desperate to turn things around," he explained.

Argentina's match against Nigeria is scheduled for June 26 at Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg.