Vastavam web: Lionel Messi has regretted Argentina’s loss in their Copa America opener against Colombia and said that the team must take in the positive aspects of the match and guaranteed that there would be many chances to qualify for the quarter-finals. “It will take us a while to assimilate this defeat and accept it,” said Messi on Saturday, who is also the captain of the team, as he discussed the 0-2 defeat to Colombia on the first day of matches in Group B, which also includes Paraguay and Qatar.

The Barcelona star said he regretted the fact that the two goals scored by Colombia — in the 70th and 86th minutes — occurred at a time when, in his opinion, Argentina was playing better. “We have to think about getting up fast. There are still a lot of chances to qualify,” he added.