If you lock two animals in a cage, they’ll fight until there’s only one standing. That was the nature of the game when Argentina faced Uruguay in the second fixture of their copa america campaign.
A match that saw six yellow cards and Argentina’s coach, Gerardo Martino sent to the stands. Argentina won the match thanks to a Aguero header.
Messi feels Oscar Tabarez’s men were to blame for the mess that was yesterday’s match. Saying the Uruguayans were more interested in bullying.
“Uruguay wanted to play hard with a lot of contact,” the Barcelona superstar told reporters. “We demonstrated that we know how to play this way too, even if it is not the thing we want most.
“However, we tried to play at the same level during the whole game but Uruguay set out a very tight match. They did not want to play a lot.
“We tried to attack them from both flanks. They were expecting to recover the ball in order to play long.
“Luckily, we got Aguero’s goal and then we fought, as that was what the game was asking for.”