Argentina defender, Javier Mascherano, has asserted that captain Lionel Messi is frustrated and desperate, ahead of their last Group D match against Nigeria.
The South Americans are confronting a group-stage exit in Russia, subsequent to gathering only one point from their opening two games.
Messi, who turned 31 on Sunday, is yet to score or give a help at the competition and had a penalty spared amid a 1-1 draw with Iceland.
Mascherano, whose team must beat the Super Eagles on Tuesday to have any possibility of achieving the last 16, said the star forward was just human.
“Leo is fine,” he told a news conference.
“But as a collective, where things don’t go as we’d like, we all have our own frustrations.
“He’s human and he has his own frustrations but he’s desperate to turn the situation around.
“He wants to show the world a different image to the one we’ve shown in the first two games.”