The son of the late Argentine soccer player, Diego Maradona, refused to draw a comparison between his father’s level and the Argentine national team star, Lionel Messi, in his comment on the Argentine national team’s sudden defeat against Saudi Arabia in the Qatar World Cup.
Maradona Junior considered that Messi is not at the level of his late father, and said: “I was deeply saddened by the defeat of Argentina. I find it difficult to believe that this actually happened. Losing against Saudi Arabia is crazy… The comparison between Messi and my father who made kings is issued by those who do not They see and don’t understand football, we’re talking about two different planets.”
However, according to “Al-Hurra”, Maradona’s son refused to blame Messi and the team for the defeat, saying in his interview with “Radio Marte”, which was reported by “Goal.com”: “I do not want to blame Lionel directly. Sometimes in football, it happens. To lose even to much weaker opponents. I don’t think Argentina were arrogant. In football, if you don’t finish matches, even the weakest teams will attack you.”
The Saudi national team exploded a resounding surprise, on Tuesday, by defeating Argentina 2-1, the candidate for the World Cup title, in the first matches of the two teams in Group C of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
And after Argentina advanced with a quick goal by star Lionel Messi from a penalty kick after 10 minutes, then canceled the mouse assistant referee technique for a second goal for the Tango team, and it seemed that the “Al-Akhdar” players and their coach Hervé Renard were on the road towards a heavy defeat in the first meeting between Argentina and an Arab team in the history of the World Cup.
However, the Saudis rose up with the start of the second half and scored two consecutive goals through Saleh Al-Shehri in the 48th minute and Salem Al-Dosari in the 53rd minute.
The Saudi national team players were defensive after the two goals, to achieve the fatal victory, which represented an amazing surprise against Argentina.
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