Lionel Messi has expressed regret over the controversy surrounding the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Messi admitted that he was sorry
Argentina legend Lionel Messi has opened up about his controversial clash with Netherlands star Wout Weghorst after the FIFA World Cup 2022 quarter-finals. He admitted that he regretted his actions.
Lionel Messi’s Argentina won the 2022 FIFA World Cup, beating defending champions France on penalties in the final.
Messi’s first World Cup victory was realized at the 5th attempt. Argentinian legend Messi earned his many accolades for this.
I didn’t like what I did
But ahead of the final, Messi’s conduct after the quarter-final against the Netherlands came under fire. Messi has now admitted he didn’t like what he did back then, after falling out with Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal and striker Wood Wekhorst.
Speaking about the incident involving Wekhorst in an interview with radio show Perros de la Calle, Messi said: “I didn’t think about it, it happened at the time.”
Messi said his teammates told him what Netherlands manager Van Gaal had said about him. Amidst all the tension of the game, Messi lost his temper, but he didn’t think to do such things.
“He said before the game, I know everything he (Van Gaal) said. Even some of my team-mates deliberately said to me ‘Did you see what he said?’
“That’s right, when it’s all over, I don’t like what I did, let’s move on, I don’t like it all..,” Messi said.