After picking up their first win of the 2019 Copa America, Lionel Messi hoped that the result can help fire Argentina to the title after a false start.
Argentina’s win over the Asian champions, thanks to an early goal from Lautaro Martinez and a late strike from Sergio Aguero, has put them into a quarter-final against Venezuela in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. Albiceleste came into the match under fire after losing their opener 2-0 to Colombia and then being held 1-1 by Paraguay.
Messi hoped that the result can restore confidence in the side as they seek to bag the Copa America title, "We played a good game and we won, and that was what mattered. We needed a game like this to gain some confidence and calm. As we play more games the team grows each one and that game was good for that."
Argentina last lifted the Copa America back in 1991.
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