One of the most viewed images of the world final on the pitch is Cristian Romero’s scream in Kylian Mbappè’s face after Leo Messi’s momentary 3-2 goal. Well, the former Juventus and Atalanta defender explained the reason for that reaction…
Exactly one month has passed since Argentina won their third world title, beating France in the Qatar 2022 final. the official celebrations had often provoked the transalpines. One of the most evident images on the pitch in this sense is Cristian Romero’s scream in Kylian Mbappè’s face after Leo Messi’s momentary 3-2 goal, scored during extra time before Mbappè himself brought the match back to a draw and then to penalties. Well, the former Juventus and Atalanta defender has finally explained the reason for that reaction.
The scream in Mbappè’s face
Speaking to D Sports Radio, Romero said that the scream in Mbappè’s face was as instinctive as it was reasoned. “When we scored, I celebrated in Mbappè’s face because Enzo Fernandez had spoken to him and Mbappè had treated him very badly. And so I felt like celebrating Leo’s goal right in front of him.” And this is not the only revelation from Romero, who also spoke to the program How’s it going, explaining how he lived the moment of greatest tension: that of the penalty shootout. “I only saw Leo’s penalty, he’s the only one I looked at. After that I never looked at one again, because I was on my knees praying.” Definitely answered prayers, one might say.
Messi and Scaloni
However now Romero has seen the penalties all right, since he confessed that he looks at the images of the final…every day. And sweet words cannot be missing for his captain… “Football-wise we all know what Messi represents, for me and for many others he is the greatest of all time. He has a simplicity and days that make it even bigger.” And finally, an opinion also on the renewal of Scaloni. Obviously, Romero is delighted with the coach and would like to continue seeing him on the Albiceleste bench. “If it were up to me, I’d sign him for life. We are all with him until he dies, he’s the best coach we’ve had.” And after a world title won, it’s hard to imagine anything else…
January 18, 2023 (change January 18, 2023 | 10:55 am)
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