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Lionel Messi's regret for Topo Gigio to Van Gaal and the 'Go there, fool': "Everything that came out was natural"


The captain of the Argentine National Team recalled the dedication to the coach of the Netherlands and the cross in the mixed zone with Wout Weghorst.

The World Cup in Qatar left thousands of images and anecdotes that will be remembered over time, but this Monday, the captain of the Argentine National Team

Lionel Messi

acknowledged that there is something he regrets about what he experienced in Arab lands.

"When all that ends I don't like to leave that image, but it was all natural

," acknowledged the man from Rosario.

After scoring the second goal for the Argentine national team against the Netherlands and receiving greetings from his teammates, the captain approached the rival substitute bench, stared at the Dutch coaching staff and glued the palms of his hands to their pavilions headphones. 

"I hadn't thought about it, yes at the time it came out, one of my teammates told me on purpose what I had said. We would get 2-0, then at the moment when all that ends I don't like it, he doesn't go there either , but these are moments of great tension, a lot of nervousness and everything happens very quickly, and one reacts but nothing was thought of, it went away... I don't like to leave that image but they are things that also happen"

, he explained in his interview with Radio 'Urban Play'.

The face-to-face cross between Messi and Louis van Gaal.

Photo: REUTERS/Paul Childs.

In the same sense, he spoke about the iconic phrase that he threw at striker Wout Weghorst in the middle of an interview in the mixed zone of the Lusail stadium.

The "Andá pa' alla bobo" quickly went around the world and was immortalized in each of the Argentine fans and sports fans in general.

Yes, even Novak Djokovic parodied him with Diego Schwartzman


"I know I'm a cup, a shirt. Everything that came out was natural, a lot had happened on the pitch, not only with Van Gaal, but also with that player and others as well. The fever with the referee (the Spanish Mateu Lahoz) too," he


The talks with Riquelme

The celebration of the Topo Gigio model 2022, revival of the original patented 21 years ago, was the bridge that united

Juan Román Riquelme



in a gestural battle with Louis van Gaal.

Last week, the vice president of Boca himself revealed the talks he had had with the 'Flea' during the conquest of the World Cup in Qatar.

"I think he had declared something, right? Like in the last World Cup he hadn't touched it or something like that... What is he going to do? There are things that can't happen in football: maybe you can't make him angry. It's It's preferable to hug him, kiss him. That he doesn't want to attack you, that he doesn't want to win. If you make him angry, it's worse. When the one who plays best gets angry, you have no chance of winning. How do you do it? It's impossible

," Riquelme said.

"I spoke with Román after the games, I always talk to him. He had also had a couple of run-ins with Van Gaal in Barcelona. Román whenever he talks about me has the title of that style and we talk very often with him," he said. Messi this Monday, during the interview with radio 'Urbana Play'.

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Source: clarin

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