If his talent has always been admired, Lionel Messi has often been criticized for his personality and his charisma, not necessarily up to legend. Shy sickly, the Argentinian has not accustomed us to strong outings or controversies … until the 2022 World Cup! In Qatar, we have indeed discovered a brand new Messi…
In the eternal war with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi has always suffered from its image. Because against the charismatic Portuguese, the little Argentinian never really seemed able to assert himself as a true leader, capable of leading his team with an iron fist. Finally, that was before the 2022 World Cup!
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The new Messi has arrived
These last weeks, Lionel Messi showed a rather startling picture. The perfect example is obviously the quarter-final between theArgentina and the Netherlands (2-2). Penalty scorer for the fleeting advantage ofAlbiceleste, Messi was unrecognizable with a polemical celebration against the Dutch bench and especially against Louis van Gaal, who seemed to be the target of all his anger. The seven-time Ballon d’Or would have accused the coach of Orange certain remarks against him.
“What are you looking at, moron?” Get over there, you jerk! »
New Messi showed even more in the post-game, with several striking images. The first is his face to face with Van Gaal precisely, which seemed very tense and which obliged Edgar Davids to step in to mediate. It is then the explosion, with the now famous reaction on Argentine television and its anger addressed to the Dutch striker Wout Weghorst. ” What are you looking at, jerk? Get over there, you jerk! ” threw Messi at the microphone of TyC Sportspassing in a few seconds to posterity.