Lionel Messi was left relatively pleased as his Argentina drew with Brazil this week, happy not to have lost the game.
While the Paris Saint-Germain ace would have preferred to win, he knows the importance of having avoided defeat.
“We always knew we could win,” Messi said after the game. “We were convinced from the beginning, and we tried to play but at times we couldn’t.
“But the important thing is that we didn’t lost either, we keep going and we keep growing.
“I haven’t played for a long time. It was a very intense game and I need to find my rhythm. I’m fine, obviously not physically though. I’ve been standing still for a long time and it’s not easy to just play a game that has so much pace immediately.
“Thankfully I’m fine, I’m hoping to end the year well now.”