The crossroads is located at world cup of Qatar between argentina national team and Netherlands It has a strong flavor outside of football. On the eve of that unforgettable duel, Louis van Gaal had declared opposition Lionel Messi and ensured that the captain was “one less football player” in defence.
Nine months after Albiceleste was inaugurated in the Middle East, former Germany national team goalkeeper Oliver Kahn referred to the coach’s remarks at the time: “I know Van Gaal, sometimes he talks a lot. Maybe he has some problems.” Messi “.
In addition, the legendary goalkeeper who played in the penalty shootout against the White and Blues at the 2006 World Cup in Germany commented: “I watched Argentina play in the World Cup, and for me, seeing a team fighting hard It’s incredible and gave everything for Messi to become world champion”.
It is worth remembering that the Dutch strategist attacked the player from Rosario after the consecration ceremony in Qatar: “I really don’t want to say too much about it. When you see how Argentina scored and how we scored And how some Argentinians scored when players crossed the line and they were not punished, I think it was all premeditated.
Attack Dutch players over Van Gaal’s comments
Away from the gathering of national teams, some footballers from the Orange team did not agree with their driver’s controversial comments. Among them, Virgil van Dijk’s message stood out: “He can say what he wants to say and it is his opinion, but I do not agree with him and I do not agree with the same opinion.”
In addition, Mark Flecken, one of the Dutch goalkeepers, also followed the Liverpool defender’s statement: “We talked about Van Gaal’s assessment of Messi in the dressing room and I can say that, personally, I don’t agree. “Share your opinion”.