First International Goal
Messi’s first international goal came against Croatia in 2006 on his debut. It was the beginning of a long and legendary career with his nation. It should be remembered that many Argentinians had mixed feelings about the superstar. That’s because he left the country at a young age so they didn’t relate to him as well as Maradona.
Furthermore, La Albiceleste knows all about exciting players who underachieve. They loved Juan Roman Riquelme and Pablo Aimar but they arguably didn’t reach the highest level. In recent years, Javier Pastore and Erik Lamela fell short of being truly elite. There’s no denying Messis’ excellence (Time Now News).