"As far as I know, the players of the national team were not willing to play the game", said Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie, according to The Times of Israel.
"To deny a team like Argentina that has incredible individual skills, you have to close the spaces and defend correctly one on one", he said.
Messi squandered a gilt-edged opportunity to give his side a 2-1 lead in their Group D opener as he hit his penalty at an easy height for Icelandic goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson to reach. As long as the Blazers can get back defensively and limit good looks, they have a shot to get the win here and all but wrap up a spot in the knockout stages.
"I get the feeling there's an anger at the heart of the team", he said.
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"We will respect all our opponents, particularly Argentina, but we will not adjust to them", he told reporters."We will play our style".
"I could blame the lack of work rate".
The five-time Ballon d'Or victor endured a frustrating afternoon against the European minnows and missed a penalty during their 1-1 Group D opener.
He added: "We do not need to be too afraid of Argentina, we are singularly better than them, except Messi, and so we should behave, look at ourselves, not others". He certainly has to, but Argentine legend Hernan Crespo explains why we could see Messi struggle once again in Russian Federation. Even though the Iceland players average 1.90 metres in height, we played all our corners into the air. We can't let our guard down. "I guess our game plan worked nearly perfectly".
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