Copa America: ‘I’ve Not Been My Best’ – Messi

The Albiceleste set up a mouthwatering showdown with Brazil in the last four after they beat Venezuela 2-0 on Friday. Goals from Lautaro Martinez and Giovani Lo Celso were enough to inspire Argentina to victory.

Messi’s only goal of the competition so far came in the 1-1 draw with Paraguay in the group stages when he netted from the penalty spot.

Speaking after Argentina’s latest win, the Barcelona man said his all-round performances have not been up to his usual high standards, per Dejan Kalinic of Goal:

“The truth is that it’s not been my best Copa America, not what I expected. There are matches that occur in this way. You cannot play a lot, it’s complicated for those of us who want to do something different, to avoid rivals. The important thing is that we won and we continue.”

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