The scene takes place at halftime of Saudi Arabia's match against Argentina on Tuesday in the bowels of the Lusail stadium.
The Saudis are 0-1 down from an early penalty from Lionel Messi but they are about to overthrow the Albiceleste to sign one of the most resounding feats in World Cup history with two magnificent goals in the second half (2-1).
To all feat his great speech.
This one goes to Hervé Renard, the French coach of Saudi Arabia, accustomed to strong speeches.
In the locker room, at half-time, the coach in the white shirt speaks to his men in English, translated into Arabic by an assistant.
“Guys, what are we doing here?
Is that the pressing?
The pressing does not mean that you have to go high.
(He points to a player), Messi is in the middle of the field, he has the ball, you stay in front of the defence.
Take your phone, you can take a picture with it if you want.
“Then he sprints to mimic the pressing he expects.
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“With the ball, you are good, he continues to insist on a positive point of the first act.
Did you see what you did?
Can't you feel anything there?
You don't feel like we can come back?
You don't feel it?
“They play relaxed.
Come on guys, come on!
It's the World Cup.
Give all you have.
Come on, get moving!
The sequel will prove that the French coach, to whom Saudi fans would like to offer an oil well as a thank you, was heard by his players.