Gaal claims that Memphis Depay rather than Weghorst was originally slated to score Netherland’s innovative free kick goal.
It was one of the most dramatic moments of the World Cup. Lionel Messi made his way toward the dugout where coach Louis Van Gaal and assistant coach Edgar Davids were standing. Messi would lean in to continue speaking to Gaal, who listened but did not say a word, even as Davids put his hand on his back to calm him. Messi would point out that Gaal had spoken too much before the game by making a finger gesture. Gaal has spoken out about the episode after a few days.
I didn’t say anything negative about Messi; I was merely stating that we were able to eliminate him in 2014 by failing to award him the ball. He informed domestic reporters that the Argentine press has misinterpreted it.
“Messi is the most perilous imaginative player, he can make a ton and to score objectives himself,” Van Gaal had stated one day prior to the game. However, he rarely participates when the opponent has possession and loses the ball, which gives us opportunities to exploit.
Argentina’s coach, Leo Scaloni, had offered the following explanation for Messi’s outburst: Leo probably felt moved by Van Gaal’s words. He said that if we didn’t have the ball, we’d play with one fewer player, but Messi showed that he’s the best player ever. It is a pleasure to have him here.
During the match, there were arguments, and the referee gave out 18 yellow cards. After the game was over, another viral video featured Messi. When Wout Weghorst came over to the Argentine camp to shake hands and put the animosity on the field, Messi was not in the mood for reconciliation.
“What are you looking at, fool? “Go away,” Messi said in real time. A statement that has become increasingly important to mainstream football society, as evidenced by the first Spanish-language statement on coffee cups and football shirts in Argentina: “Qué mirás, bobo? Qué mirás, bobo?… Andá de todos.” Aguero, Messi’s previous colleague, later needed to advise Weghorst to leave the region.
Later, Weghorst would say: I wanted to shake his hand after the game. Despite my deep admiration for him as a football player, he refused to speak with me and threw my hand to his side. Even though my Spanish isn’t all that great, he said inappropriate things, which demoralizes me.
Van Gaal reaffirmed his team’s success at the previous two world cups after Argentina’s Messi-led team eliminated the Netherlands. “In the two we lost on disciplines, yet during the 90 minutes and extra time nobody beat us.”
Additionally, because he had glaucoma while he was playing, Edgar Davids wears glasses on the sidelines. He has been wearing them since 1999, when he had surgery to remove cataracts from his right eye. The root cause of glaucoma, a chronic, progressive eye disease, is damage to the optic nerve that causes a loss of the visual field.
Teun Koopmeiners would gently tap the ball to Wout Weghorst during a free kick just before the end of regulation time, and Weghorst would turn and control the ball to score a wonder goal. This would leave the Argentine wall dumbfounded.
They practiced scoring that goal for Memphis Depay, as Van Gaal has stated, but Weghorst took over after he was replaced. The scene was Memphis. He moves perfectly with his back to the opponent’s goal, and before scoring, he had to make a left-foot feint.