While FIFA and VAR hurt Argentina, Lionel Messi’s lesson in humility after defeat
Despite the fact that the VAR had to do with the defeat of the National Team, ‘La Pulga’ was self-critical in the face of the surprise World Cup fall.
Although the Argentine team did not have its best presentation in its World Cup debut against Saudi Arabia, VAR and FIFA interfered in the Albiceleste’s victory. Despite the fact that the international body harmed the Copa América champion, something now happened which confirms Messi’s greatness.
Lionel Messi gave a lesson in humility and did not question the arbitration decisions or the technology that assists the judges, After the surprise 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia, two images came to light where the VAR harmed the National Team.
In Lautaro Martínez’s goal, the technological system did not refer to the last man on the Middle East team, but to the one who was next to the ‘Bull’. In addition, when the team led by Lionel Scaloni was at a disadvantage on the scoreboard, the VAR did not assist the central judge and did not indicate a clear foul against Nicolás Otamendi.
Despite all the mistakes against Argentina, the top winner of the Ballon d’Or (7) preferred to talk about the Albiceleste attitude in Qatar, which is an aspect that Argentine fans were at least somewhat happy about, besides losing unexpectedly against a lower team.
What did Lionel Messi say after the defeat?
In dialogue with the press, the ‘Flea’ commented: ‘The situations of disallowed goals made us think that we would have more chances and that we did not have to speed up, play from one side and move the ball from one side to the other. We knew that they did that, that they put the line of defense high. When they put one ahead of us we began to rush to seek to enter through the center, desperately and we couldn’t ‘.