Copa America 2024: Messi singles out two Argentina players after Canada win

Copa America 2024: Messi singles out two Argentina players after Canada win

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has hailed three of his team-mates after they beat Canada 2-0 to qualify for the Copa America final.

Messi scored his team’s second goal of the night after Julian Alvarez had opened the scoring.

It was the 37-year-old’s first goal at the tournament.

But after the game, Messi reserved praise for some older members of the squad.

“What this team has done, what the Argentina national team has done, because after this everyone gives more importance to all the finals that me and the ‘older guys’ have played,” Messi said.

“Me, Fide [Angel Di María], Ota [Nicolás Otamendi], and that Argentina can play another final is amazing.

“To be honest it has been a difficult tournament, the level has been as equal as ever, very bad surfaces, high temperatures that make it hard to play, very tough rivals.

“So the fact we made it and we are here again playing a final is something to enjoy and highlight.”

Argentina now have the chance to win the Copa back-to-back.

La Albiceleste will take on either Uruguay or Colombia in Sunday’s final.