Just over three months before the World Cup final in Qatar, unpublished images continue to appear.
In this case, it is a moment that was immortalized for all Argentines:
the "what are you looking at, stupid?"
from Lionel Messi to Wout Weghorst
after the spicy quarterfinal duel against the Netherlands.
The game had heated up since the previous one due to the statements by coach Van Gaal, to whom Messi dedicated an anthological Topo Gigio, and the story came to an end during the penalty shootout, in which several Dutchmen went to rush Lautaro
Martínez and other Argentine kickers.
After the meeting, ready to speak for the Argentine camera, Leo exploded when he saw Weghorst and blurted out his:
"What are you looking at, stupid? What are you looking at? Go, go there...".
What had not been seen was what was happening on the other side and now that precise moment appeared in a fragment of the World Cup film presented by FIFA.
"It's one of the most dramatic nights so far in the most dramatic of the World Cups," says the voiceover while
the images show Weghorst, who yells something at Messi and gesticulates.
The Argentine captain is ready to speak to the press but at one point he sees him and stares at him.
It is the origin of the phrase that later became a shirt, became a song, a tattoo and more.
Weghorst stares at Messi while he speaks -with an unattractive face- and that's when Leo invites him to circulate in a perfect Rosario.
Before he had also been arguing with Lautaro Martínez and Kun Agüero.
What Messi and Weghorst said
The first to refer to the crossing was Leo, still hot because of the attitude of the Dutch striker, who had come on from the bench and scored the two goals in the agonizing tie for the European team.
"On the 19th since he entered he began to provoke and it seems to me that this is not part of football,"
Then Weghorst himself
gave his version:
"I wanted to shake his hand after the game, I have a lot of respect for him as a soccer player. But he threw my hand to his side and didn't want to talk to me. My Spanish isn't very good but he said words to me disrespectful and that disappoints me. Really disappointing."
However, from these new images that became known,
it is clear that the Dutchman's intention was not to have a pleasant chat with the Argentine 10...