Copa America: Argentina coach, speaks out on Messi’s penalty miss

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Argentina manager, Lionel Scaloni has commented on captain Lionel Messi’s penalty miss against Ecuador at Copa America 2024.

Messi missed his penalty during La Albiceleste’s Copa America 2024 quarter-final victory against Ecuador on Thursday.

Scaloni’s side won 4-2 on penalties after the match had ended in a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes, thanks to goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who made two saves.

Speaking after the game, Scaloni said even with Messi’s penalty save, his team knew that something positive was going to happen.

Scaloni said, as quoted by All About Argentina on X: “In penalties, the team has blind confidence in their goalkeeper, and for us, that is fundamental.

“Even with Leo missing, the team knew that something positive was going to happen.”

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