“Scaloni had said it. It is a very intelligent group, who knows how to suffer when they have to suffer, have the ball when they have to, who knows when they can press, when there is to fold back,” Messi said. “Above all, they prepare the matches very well.
“They have a very good coaching staff, who leave nothing to chance. They let you know every detail of each match and then it happens.
“That’s a great help when we’re on the pitch. We are not lost at any moment, at all times we know what we have to do and how the games are going to take place. We knew that the game was going to be this way and that is why we did not despair.”