“Imagine that Lionel Messi is playing against Saudi Arabia. He will say that they have to start well and win, but you know that the motivation is not like playing against Brazil. This is normal. We have made history for Saudi football and it will stay forever, that is the most important thing, but we also have to look ahead because we still have two very difficult games ahead.”
He added: “Today all the stars in the sky were in line for us but we cannot forget that Argentina is a fantastic team.
“They arrived here without losing in 36 games, they are South American champions and they have an incredible player, but this is football. Sometimes something completely crazy can happen.”
Saudi Arabia top Group C and have high hopes of qualifying for the knockout rounds. They are also bidding to host the 2030 World Cup.
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