Rio de Janeiro: Lionel Messi left the Maracana with a smile on his face on Sunday following his man of the match performance against Bosnia-Herzegovina. (Full match report)
"We have things we need to improve but it was a good first game at the World Cup," the 26-year-old captain said after setting up Argentina's first goal and then scoring the decisive second after a stunning burst from midfield.
"Everyone was anxious to do well. The result was the most important," he added, before admitting that a half-time tactical tweak by coach Alejandro Sabella proved crucial in helping him flourish after the restart. (Also read: Messi's magic gets Argentina off the mark)