Lionel Messi said Argentina were hundred per cent sure that they would beat Qatar in their last group game at the Copa America.
Lionel Scaloni’s side are confronting a group stage exit subsequent to being held to a 1-1 draw by Paraguay in a Group B encounter on Wednesday.
Messi scored a penalty in the second half to equalise Richard Sanchez’s goal in Belo. However, Argentina’s second goal never came and as a result, they had to stay content with only a point from the match.
In fact, Argentina’s Franco Armani had to save a Derlis Gonzalez spot-kick to somehow get their first points on the points tally.
This implies that even a win against Qatar may not be enough for Argentina to proceed ahead in the tournament. However, the Argentine star said that his team had plenty of confidence to beat Qatar.
“I see the team convinced that we will win the next match,” he said while addressing the media.
He also went on to say how his focus was on constant improvement of the team.
Argentina struggled throughout the first half in the match and fell behind after a 37th-minute Paraguay goal, Argentina then only managed to equalize.
Notably, Argentina are at the bottom of the group with only one point, behind Colombia (six), Paraguay (two) and even Qatar (one, but have scored more goals).