Kavazashvili did not condemn Messi for his words, as he could apologize to van Gaal.
MOSCOW, December 10 – RIA Novosti, Oleg Bogatov. Argentine football player Lionel Messi should not be condemned for his harsh words towards Dutch national team coach Louis van Gaal after the World Cup 1/4 final match. The former goalkeeper of the USSR national team RIA Novosti told Anzor Kavazashvili that he later apologized to the specialist.
On Friday, Argentina’s national team beat the Dutch team (2:2 in regular, 0:0 in overtime, 4:3 in penalties) to advance to the semi-finals of the tournament against the Croatians. Messi stood out with one goal and one assist, as well as a penalty kick in the post-match series. The football player, who made an obscene gesture to van Gaal after the match, accused him of making disrespectful and provocative remarks towards the Argentina national team, which he later testified on the eve of the match.
“To be honest, I didn’t think they could get to this stage after the first game of the Dutch national team. And thanks to good collective play and discipline, they managed to make it to the quarter-finals,” said the expert. , Johan Cruyff. However, the team played on par with a very strong Argentina national team led by Messi. And it’s not the fault of the head coach (van Gaal) that it ended up like this. This is an axiom: one is lucky, the other is not. I condemn Messi.
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