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Lionel Messi ‘feeling bitter’ after Argentina’s Copa America defeat

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Not the start the Barcelona captain wanted

Argentina v Colombia: Group B - Copa America Brazil 2019 Photo by Bruna Prado/Getty Images

Lionel Messi said he was left “feeling bitter” after Argentina kicked off their Copa America campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Colombia.

Argentina were beaten by two second-half goals from Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata, and Messi offered his thoughts after the match.

“We leave here feeling bitter. In the second half we had our chances. We didn’t want to start this way, obviously, but now we have to lift our heads and keep going.

”In the first half we retreated a little and were holding on, but in the second we really opened up. Whenever you lose it’s hard for us, we usually take it badly. Now we have to think about Paraguay.”

Source | AFP

Argentina can still qualify for the knockout stages and go on to face Paraguay on Wednesday before facing Qatar next Sunday.