Inter striker Lautaro Martinez feels that the Argentine national team’s biggest regret will be failing to get more goals in the first of half of their shock 2-1 loss at the hands of Saudi Arabia at the World Cup.

Speaking to the press after the match, as reported by FCInter1908, the Nerazzurri striker stated that the Albiceleste’s subsequent matches in the tournament will both be like finals for them after the unexpected early setback.

Argentina will not have expected to fail to beat Saudi Arabia in their World Cup group stage opener, and they certainly won’t have thought that a loss would be on the cards.

However, in a major World Cup upset, the Albiceleste lost 2-1, falling to two quick second-half goals to get their World Cup campaign off to a rocky start.

Things looked to be going according to plan for Martinez and his teammates as they went ahead early on through a Lionel Messi, whilst the Inter striker himself had a goal ruled out for a narrow offside.

However, the Albiceleste only scored once in that first half despite looking to be quite comfortably in control throughout the half, leaving the door for a second half that has left them with everything to do in subsequent matches against Poland and Mexico.

“It’s clear that we lost the match due to our mistakes,” Martinez rued, “mostly in the second half.”

“We should have scored more than one goal in the first half, but this is the World Cup and now we have to rest and think about the next matches.”

“We’re expecting the next two matches to be like finals,” the Inter striker continued, “we’ll have to pay more attention to the details.”