Lionel Messi He made memories of a lifetime in Qatar as he went on to lift the FIFA World Cup title with Argentina. However, the team’s road to the final was not as smooth as Messi hoped. In the quarter-finals in particular, Argentina’s match against the Netherlands made plenty of headlines, especially for non-football reasons. Even an exasperated Messi lashed out at Dutch striker Woerter Weghorst in an interview, calling him a “fool”. The Dutch did not hit back the Argentine.
Weghorst’s two goals in the game forced extra time and then penalties, and he was a key man for the Netherlands after coming off the bench. However, Messi and his Argentine team-mates were not pleased with how Dutch coach Louis van Gaal rated them. Even the on-pitch antics of some Dutch players were not too well received by South American players.
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Public event, quoted from in son haberadmitting he had some “nervous moments” with Messi on the field.
“For me, everyone is the same in a game. I will fight. That’s what I did in that game. I had some tense moments with Messi in the game, maybe he Surprised. I respect him a lot, he is one of the best players ever. After the game I wanted to show Messi my respect for him, but he was not very open about it. Now at least he knows my name.”
At the time of the incident, Weghorst revealed that Messi refused to even shake his hand. He once said: “I went to shake his hand after the game. He didn’t accept it and said some rude things to me, but I don’t understand Spanish very well. I am very disappointed.”
Messi’s Argentina went all the way at the World Cup, beating France on penalties in the final after a 3-3 draw at the end of extra time.
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