Lionel Messi has said there is no time for Argentina to complain after their shock 2-0 loss to Colombia to open their Copa America campaign.
After a dour first half Argentina went down after the break to two well taken goals by Colombia.
Roger Martinez opened the scoring with an unstoppable drive in the 72nd minute before substitute Duvan Zapata finished off a good team move with four minutes of the game remaining.
Despite the reverse the Barcelona star believes there is time for his country to turn it around.
“There are positives to come out of this, we are ready to accept the challenge that we have,” Messi said after the game.
“There is no time to complain, we have to look ahead, we have to raise our heads and continue, there’s still a lot of the tournament left.
“They kept the ball well but didn’t create clear opportunities, but when we took a step forwards in the second half they scored a goal.
“When we were playing at our best, they scored a great goal and it cost us.”
Messi said that his team will learn from the defeat, their first in regular time in the competition since going down do Brazil in 2007.