Netherlands striker Wout Weghorst has admitted he was ‘dissatisfied’ by the conduct of Lionel Messi following Argentina’s victory over the Oranje within the World Cup quarter-finals.
Messi was conducting a post-match interview following the sport when he broke away to lock eyes with Weghorst, saying to the previous Wolfsburg striker: “What are you taking a look at, dummy? Go on that means, dummy. Go away,”
Talking in his personal post-match interview, Weghorst claimed he had solely been seeking to shake Messi‘s hand and congratulate him, however was dismissed by the 35-year-old.
“I wished to present him a hand after the match. I’ve acquired lots of respect for him as a soccer participant,” insisted Weghorst.
“He smashed my hand away and he didn’t wish to converse with me.
“My Spanish will not be so good, however [Messi’s] phrases weren’t respectful. It’s actually disappointing.”
Weghorst had turned the tide of the sport when he got here off the bench to attain two late targets and stage the scores, the second of which was a tidy end after a well-worked free-kick routine within the one hundred and first minute of regular time.
Regardless of being an exhilarating contest between two high worldwide sides, the sport was at fixed menace of boiling over as arguments and bodily fights broke out between the 2 units of gamers.
Messi added additional gas to the fireplace when he celebrated scoring Argentina’s second objective immediately in entrance of the Dutch bench, holding his fingers as much as antagonise Dutch supervisor Louis van Gaal after feeling ‘disrespected’ by the boss.
The Paris Saint-Germain winger has garnered a fame for his cool head and humility all through his profession, however appeared to let the masks slip in what’s going to go down as a legendary World Cup match.