Inter striker Lautaro Martinez admitted that Argentina had got through a difficult encounter against Mexico in the FIFA World Cup yesterday, but was pleased with the 2-0 win.

The Albiceleste returned to winning ways after their shock 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia in their opening match of the tournament in Qatar, with goals from Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez at the Luhail Stadium putting them back in control in Group C.

In an interview with Argentine television broadcaster ESPN Argentina after the final whistle, and as reported by, Martinez offered his thoughts on the victory and admitted that Mexico had given his side a tough challenge.

“I’m very happy because we needed to win, now we need to work calmly. These are uncomfortable matches because you get few chances and you have to work for the team,” the former Racing Club striker declared.

Argentina have the opportunity to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup when they face Poland in their final group game, with the clash coming on Wednesday night.

For Martinez, it was an opportunity for the Copa America holders to progress and he insisted that they would be taking a serious approach to the match.

“Now it will be another final. We have got through the first and now we have another one. Leo (Messi) had a tough game, with no breaks, but he sorted it out in the end,” he concluded.

Martinez has made 43 appearances for the Argentine national team, scoring 21 goals.