Monday, 16th June, 2014

Argentina forward Lionel Messi has urged his side to improve certain aspects of their game, despite La Albiceleste recording a 2-1 win in their World Cup opener against Bosnia and Herzegovina last night.

The Barcelona star scored his country’s second goal in the 65th minute after Argentina took an early lead, courtesy of a Sead Kolasinac own goal.

Although Bosnia reduced the arrears in the 84th minute through Vedad Ibisevic, it was too little too late as the South American nation began their World Cup campaign with a win.

And Messi, who admitted that Argentina had opening game jitters, was pleased after his side came out with the full three points.

"It's important that we started off on the right foot with the three points, but we do have things we must improve,” he told FIFA’s official site.  


“It's not easy with all the anxiety and the nerves, but the important thing is the result.”

Messi was delighted with Argentina’s second half performance and called on his side to continue playing in that manner for their upcoming games in the tournament.

“We had a great second half. We had the ball much more, created several opportunities and that's what we have to continue to do," he added after the Group F game.

Argentina will next take on Iran on Saturday before facing Nigeria in their final group stage game on 25th June.

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