Argentina made their first winning of the tournament defeating Qatar 2-0 on Sunday to progress into the quarter-finals.
Goals from Sergio Aguero and Lautaro Martinez helped Messi’s side conquer their foes.
And Messi while speaking after the game applauded his team-mates for displaying maturity and confidence.
”We played a good game and we won, and that was what mattered.
”We needed a game like this to gain some confidence and calm.
”As we play more games the team grows each one and that game was good for that,” Messi told reporters afterwards.
Argentina finished second behind Colombia in Group C to play their quarter-final match against Venezuela on June 28 at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.