Lionel Messi has admitted he regrets what happened during and after the 2022 World Cup quarter-final match against the Netherlands.
Albiceleste was able to qualify on penalties after a tense match in which Messi had an altercation with the Dutch manager. Louis van Gaal.
After the game Messi Despite Argentina’s victory, he still appeared annoyed and lashed out at the Dutch striker. Woot Wegorth.
“Move, you idiot.” Messi said to the Dutchman in the tunnel.
But Paris Saint-Germain The star has admitted that he is not happy with what happened to the current Manchester United striker.
“I wasn’t thinking about it, it came out in that moment.” Messi talked about the incident with wegor In an interview with the radio program Perros de la calle.
“I knew everything I was told before the game. [Van Gaal] said. Some of my teammates purposely asked me, “Did you see what he said?”
“And when it’s all over, I don’t like what I’ve done. I don’t like ‘keep moving’ and all that stuff. But well, those were very tense, very tense moments and , everything happens very quickly.
“People react the way they react, but nothing was planned. It just happened. I don’t like to leave that image behind, but these things happen.”
The Argentinian admitted that he never watched the final again, and that he slept well the night before the game and didn’t do anything special.
“I saw the highlights, the moments, the people’s celebration when we became world champions, but I never saw the final itself, the 90 minutes, again,” he said.
he also remembered Diego Maradona He stressed that the late Argentinian legend was alive and wanted to see the final.
“If he hadn’t handed me the World Cup trophy, I would at least have seen all of this.” Messi I got it.
“I think both he and the many people who love me were pushing from above not just for this, but for everything in general.
Messi also remembered the moment they kissed before lifting the trophy.
“I saw it there and couldn’t do what I did.” Messi Declared.
“The World Cup was calling me. It said to me, ‘Here I am, come grab me, you can touch me now.'”
“I saw it shine. It stood out in that beautiful stadium. I didn’t think about it. I went past it and I went for a kiss. I I needed that.”
The Argentinian forward also explained how his children and his wife experienced Argentina’s World Cup run.
“It’s been a great month for me and my family.” Messi I remembered.
“Thiago was crazy. Seeing how he enjoyed it, how he felt, how he suffered…after the game against Holland, he was crying.
“Or Mateo doing the math after we lost to Saudi Arabia. Ciro is the one who understands the least, but the other two have gone through it as fans.”
“I suffered, I lived my life to the fullest, I had fun. Even when I returned to Paris, I missed my days in Qatar. I had a wonderful time.”
in the meantime, Messi revealed that his Instagram account was blocked after receiving one million messages after Argentina’s victory.
“It’s very nice that other sportsmen recognize you that way,” he insisted.
“I don’t really like replying or commenting on photos, I just like them. “