Lionel Messi led Argentina beat Poland 2-0 on Thursday to maneuver into the spherical of 16 within the ongoing version of the Qatar World Cup.
Messi, who has scored two objectives on the event thus far, had a penalty saved however his workforce nonetheless beat Poland after second-half objectives from Alexis Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez.
Argentina wound up ending in first place in Group C and can subsequent play Australia — a shock qualifier for the knockout stage.
Messi rolls into Saturday’s sport abruptly in a powerful place in doubtless his remaining World Cup.
“I can really feel right here that everybody, soccer individuals, needs to see Messi raise the World Cup trophy. All the things Messi has given to soccer is like soccer ought to reward Messi by giving him the trophy,” Mauricio Pochettino advised talkSPORT.
“I at all times take heed to individuals speaking about that and those who have been nice enjoying in opposition to Messi – it not possible to cease him,” he stated.
“It’s actually, actually tough. He’s a genius, one of the best participant on the planet. All these issues you may solely be fortunate and try to get the ball again from him,” he added.
“I believe it’s a factor that’s going to be good and see how the competitors goes to be powerful for all of the workforce,” he additional added.
“After all for England additionally, why not a remaining? Argentina vs England needs to be wonderful. England are doing properly additionally,” Pochettino conluded.