Lionel Messi has given his first interview since winning the World Cup and has admitted that maybe he wasn’t quite the role model he wanted to be during Argentina’s quarterfinal against the Netherlands.
The first controversial Messi moment was after his alternate thing, when he cupped his cognizance and stood defiantly looking at Netherlands trainer Louis van Gaal. It was a reference to ‘ Topo Gigio ’, a cartoon mouse that gave Juan Roman Riquelme his surname.
Riquelme and van Gaal notoriously didn’t get on while the two were at Barcelona, with the former being forced out by the Dutchman. Speaking to Andy Kusnetzoff in an interview carried by MD, Messi admitted it was n’t his finest moment.
“ The verity is that no( I did not prepare it). I did not like it. It came out at the moment and yes, I knew what had been said before the game, what he’d said. Some of my teammates told me ‘ did you see what he said ’ on purpose. “
“We got 2- 0 and also at the time, I do not like what I did, what happed latterly with the ‘ off you go, stupid ’( anda pa ’ ‘ lla bobo). These are moments of great pressure, a lot of apprehensiveness, everything happens truly snappily and you do n’t have time to suppose about anything.
Actually, nothing was planned, it happened like that and as I say, it’s n’t an image I like to give off. ” The ‘ Que Miras Bobo ’( What are you looking at, Bobo) moment came world-notorious. In the blend zone, Messi caught sight of Dutch forward Wout Weghorst and told him in no uncertain terms to keep moving. He returned to that moment too.
“ Everything that came out was natural, a lot had happened on the field with that player, in reality and a couple more. At the moment of pressure, disunion, competitions, when the game goes like that, the heat with the adjudicator too. I was in the mixed zone and the game had just finished. And well, I know there’s all feathers now. ”
Numerous set up Argentina and Messi’s cappers disheartening, as well as dirty. Messi is correct in saying it isn’t like him, generally a nicely composed mind on the pitch. Others enjoyed the visceral interpretation of the doyen and no mistrustfulness ultimate of Argentina was amongst that interpretation.