Argentina’s captain, Lionel Messi, has shared his feelings following his penalty miss in the Copa America 2024 quarter-final against Ecuador. Despite Messi’s missed penalty, Argentina triumphed 4-2 in the shootout, securing their place in the semifinals.

The dramatic match ended in a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes, with Argentina’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez making two crucial saves during the penalty shootout.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Messi expressed his frustration over the missed opportunity. “I was very angry because I was convinced to take it that way if the opportunity arose,” Messi said. “I had talked with Dibu and Rulli in advance.”

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Messi’s determination and honesty highlight the emotional rollercoaster of high-stakes football, but his team’s victory ensures Argentina remains on the path to Copa America glory.