Owm Reporter: Sports Desk: S, M, Russell Hasan Rajib: Alltimenews.com:-The veteran midfielder was relieved after his aspect’s slim win over Nigeria, which kept them in the World Cup
A relieved Javier Mascherano believes a set-stage go out would had been undeserved for Argentina, who scraped into the World Cup last sixteen.
An 86th-minute aim from Marcos Rojo helped Jorge Sampaoli’s guys to a dramatic 2-1 win over Nigeria on Tuesday, seeing them declare 2nd spot in Group D.
Mascherano, who gave away the penalty that caused Victor Moses cancelling out Lionel Messi’s opener, said his side did not deserve an early exit.
“If we were removed, it turned into going to be undeserved. But this game does no longer know of deserves,” the 34-yr-antique stated.
“I might have been responsible because of the penalty and because I’m one of the oldest round right here.”
The win noticed Argentina book a closing-sixteen showdown with France in Kazan on Saturday.
Mascherano said his group had been in no function to whinge about dealing with difficult opposition, given their struggles at some stage in the group stage.
“It’s not proper to rely on heroic results.
We have to be aggressive,” he stated.
“We can not ask for anybody. We have not performed thoroughly and now we ought to face France.”