Lionel Messi, the captain of Argentina, admitted to acting regretfully during his team’s 2022 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match against the Netherlands in Qatar.
Remember how Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw? Messi was Argentina’s captain.
After scoring Argentina’s second goal and standing firmly glaring at Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal, Messi had his first contentious moment of the game.
The nickname given to Argentina legend Juan Roman Riquelme was “Topo Gigio,” a cartoon mouse.
During their time at Barça, Riquelme and Van Gaal had an infamous falling out, with the former being ejected by the Dutchman.
Messi remarked in an interview with Andy Kusnetzoff that he did not like his celebration during Argentina’s match against the Netherlands. The conversation was carried out by MD.
The forward for Paris Saint-Germain stated, “The fact is that no (I did not prepare it). I didn’t enjoy it. It suddenly surfaced, and yes, I was aware of what he had stated before the game. On purpose, some of my teammates asked me, “Did you see what he said?”
There is a lot of strain and anxiety during these times, and you don’t have time to stop and think about anything. Actually, there was no design; it just happened that way, and as I said, it’s not the impression I’d prefer to convey.
Messi ultimately took home the Golden Ball trophy as the World Cup’s top performer.