The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Cuti Romero explained why the goal in the World Cup final yelled in Mbappé's face


The defender recalled more details about the match against France and asked for the renewal of Scaloni in the National Team.

This Tuesday the 18th marks one month of the historic achievement of the

Argentine National Team

in Arab lands, where they won the

Qatar 2022 World Cup

, stamping the third star on the


shield .

Little by little, but not much, the euphoria begins to calm down.

And the players begin to provide testimonials and details about the development of the tournament that consecrated the team led by Lionel Messi.

Now, the one who spoke was

Cristian Cuti Romero

, in an interview with DS Sports Radio.

And he explained one of the photos that he was a trend during the final: his celebration

of him in the face of Mbappé

in the 3-2 part of the match.

He also expressed himself about his feelings about the triumph, the renewal of Scaloni and the reception of the players in Argentina, among other topics.

El Cuti put the Argentine fans in his pocket for his good performances with the National Team since coach

Lionel Scaloni

summoned him to be part of the process in the



In a short time, he confirmed himself as one of the undisputed starters and was a benchmark in the

World Cup

, where he was crowned champion.

Noted for his way of understanding the game and the passionate way he lives football, he won the hearts of the people.

Something that fueled this back and forth with the fans was a photo that shows the defender celebrating the second goal scored by Messi, in the extra time of the game, which gave the partial advantage.

There, the cameras captured the moment in which 

Romero celebrates Mbappé's goal

, with whom there was a rivalry generated after some controversial statements by the striker.



explained the situation.

"I yelled the goal in Mbappé's face, because

Enzo (Fernández) had spoken to him and he treated him very badly

. Then I celebrated Leo's goal in his face," explained the Cordoba center-back who emerged in Belgrano de Córdoba.

The goal was a relief but then came Mbappé's equalizer and the suffering of penalties, something that Cuti still seems unfair.

"Against France we were good, it

's incredible what we played in that game

," said the footballer.

And he added:

"They scored 2 goals against us,

but we deserved to win it


Finally, the National Team won the Cup thanks to his aim from the penalty spot, a shootout that Cuti chose not to see.

I saw Leo's penalty, it was the only one I saw


Afterwards I did not see any more penalties, because

he was kneeling, praying

, ”said the 24-year-old footballer.

Unlike the world champion coach, Lionel Scaloni, who stated this Monday, in an interview for a Spanish media outlet that he never saw the final against France again, Romero cannot get it out of his head:

"I see the final every day, ha"


La Scaloneta, a family

The Argentine National Team and a family relationship. Photo: Fernando de la Orden / Special Envoy

There is something special inside the Argentine National Team.

There seem to be no cracks in relations and 


Romero highlights this placid period that the team is going through, with three official titles (Copa América, Finalissima and World Cup).

"In the National Team I saw a group that was destined to do whatever it took to achieve the goal

," quoted the Cordovan defender who currently plays for Tottenham in England.

In addition to the union on the field, the process started by coach Lionel Scaloni from Santa Fe, after the failed process of Jorge Sampaoli in the technical direction, the team is strong indoors and clarified that they are prepared to continue.

"We want to continue as a group, training and creating for everything that is to come,"

he quoted.

Messi, the humble referent

Cuti Romero and a special admiration for Messi.


Despite being a world soccer star considered by many to be the best in history,

Lionel Messi

maintains a humility that is reflected in every action to which he is exposed.

And that is worth noting, as


did in the interview highlighting his presence as a leader in the young squad of the Argentine National Team.


He has a simplicity and humility on a day-to-day basis and that makes him bigger

," Romero quoted about living with the star when they get together to put on the

Celeste and Blanca


But in addition, he knows the football bonus that having the footballer in the squad gives because of what he has achieved in his career and, also, because of the brilliant news that he maintains at 35 years of age.

"Soccer wise we know what Messi represents,

for me and for many he is the greatest in history

," said the footballer,

The historic reception after the feat

The Argentine celebration after winning the World Cup.

(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

After having landed on Argentine soil, already with Messi next to the trophy going down the stairs of the plane that transferred them from Arab lands to Argentine territory, a crowd received the team in the streets of Buenos Aires and also in the vicinity of the Ezeiza airport.

"When we arrived in Argentina,

we couldn't believe that it was 4 in the morning and the number of people there were

, the same in the caravan," he said, adding about the massive mobilization that took place in Buenos Aires, where it is estimated that there were approximately 5 million people in the streets:

"Seeing that union in our town is an enormous joy"


To repay that show of gratitude from the fans, the players plan to play in the interior of the country in one of the two friendlies that will probably be played in March.

“As a group we want to play in the country

,” he declared.

And he added: "If you tell me, 

I would like to play in Córdoba

. "

The bank to Scaloni

Romero, trust coach Scaloni.


Cristian Romero was one of the big bets that Scaloni trusted when he took command of the National Team and the defender worked for Atalanta in Italy.

Now the continuity of the coach is in doubt since his signature is not stamped on the renewal of the contract.

With one sentence, Romero was clear.

"If it were up to me, I would sign the contract with Scaloni for life

," the player firmly quoted.

Scaloni confirmed that in the next few days he will be traveling to Argentina and trying to close an agreement with the president of AFA, Claudio Tapia.

We are to death with him and he is the best coach we have ever had



said about the confidence that the coach generated in the group.

The failed debut against Saudi Arabia

Cuti Romero, when Saudi Arabia tied the match against Argentina in their World Cup debut.

(Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

The world was surprised by the setback suffered by the Argentine National Team, which until now was a candidate to win the title, in the World Cup debut against Saudi Arabia.

The Argentine defender told how they lived that beginning.

"We did not expect to lose the first game,

they were very hard first days"

, he quoted about the rough start of the National Team, but which ended in the best way.

But when it came to facing the problem, the great union of the group came to light.

“I think it was the best thing that could happen to us, because as a group, we showed a lot of strength and unity”, declared Cristian.

look too

Lionel Scaloni told how the love story with his wife, Elisa, was born: from the initial crush to the impossible search

"You have to understand that the World Cup is over": to whom the forceful phrase of the PSG coach was directed

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-01-17

Trends 24h


© Communities 2019 - Privacy

The information on this site is from external sources that are not under our control.
The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.