Argentine forward inspired his teammates to victory according to Marcus Rojo who scored the late winner to ensure Argentina beat the Super Eagles.
Rojo who spoke at the mixed zone after the victory said “At half-time, Messi told us all that what was important was to win, it does not matter who scores the goal and when I found myself in that space, I quickly scored the goal”.
“What Messi told us stuck to my head and that was why I took the chance to score the winner”
It was obvious that the Argentine forward who opened scoring for his side knew that concentration will be shifted to him during the second half, he thereby advised his teammates to take chances once the opportunity comes.
The victory sees Argentina through to the round of 16, where they will meet with France to decide who scales through to the last eight.