Messi happy with role in win
Although the Barcelona man did not score he was full of running and gave the Nigerian defence a torrid time even if he was unable to add to Gabriel Heinze’s early header. Only outstanding saves by Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama denied him a goal of his own and Messi told reporters afterwards he was happy overall with matches against South Korea and Greece to come.
“It is important to get off to a winning start while playing good football,” said Messi, who was unfazed at not opening his goal account.
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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