One of the most viral scenes that left the past Qatar World Cup 2022 was starred by Lionel Messi. After the match against the Netherlands, for the quarterfinals of the tournament, the captain of the South American team lost his temper and attacked Wout Weghorstplayer I call “fool” while giving an interview to TyC Sports. More than three months have passed since that event and now the details are being revealed through a video published by FIFA and which is part of the official film ‘Written in the Stars’, a feature film dedicated to the champion.
Before facing Messi’s wrath, Weghorst approached him in the tunnel and tried to shake the Argentine star’s hand. However, the current PSG footballer denied him the greeting. Offended, the now Manchester United attacker moved out of the way of the star. But he did not completely disappear.
As can be seen in the images, the Dutchman remained standing on the side of the corridor through which the protagonists of the match passed. The striker then fixed his gaze on Messi and sought eye contact with the best man of the match while he attended to Gastón Edul from TyC Sports.
Weghorst held exchanges with both teammates and rivals. Finally, seconds later, Messi returned the gesture. The captain of the Albiceleste managed to find him in the crowd and launched the now famous “What are you looking at, fool? Go there, fool”followed by a “Calm down Leo”of the journalist.
Messi regrets the moment
It should be remembered that the captain of the Argentina team has already said that he is not proud of his celebration against Louis Van Gaal, nor of the iconic phrase that he threw at Wout Weghorst in the changing room tunnel.
“I didn’t think about it, it came out at the moment. Yes, he knew everything that they had commented before the game, what Van Gaal had commented (…) I don’t like what I did, I don’t like the ‘go there’ and all that. But hey, these are moments of great tension, a lot of nervousness and everything happens very quickly”Messi confessed.
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