Lionel Messi hardly appreciated Manuel Ugarte’s attitude towards his teammate Rodrigo de Paul during the clash between the Argentinian and Uruguay.
Lionel Messi spends a sales evening on Thursday at the Monumental Stadium. Firstly because of the defeat conceded by his team against Uruguay. While they had won all their matches since their triumph at the World Cup in Qatar, achieving seven successes without conceding a single goal, Lionel Scaloni’s men in fact lost 2-0 against their neighbors, who ‘had won the most in Argentina for 36 years.
“It was a difficult match. They played with great intensity. We never felt comfortable and we could never find a way to have long possessions. It’s a very physical team,” he confided after the meeting.
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As is often the case, the clash between the two rivals was particularly heated. This is evidenced by the clash between Manuel Ugarte and Rodrigo de Paul. Often present as Lionel Messi’s bodyguard, the Argentine midfielder actually saw the PSG player throw him “Messi’s successor” by matching action with words. An attitude that does not belong to the recent Ballon d’Or. “It’s normal for these kinds of matches, the qualifiers… Against Uruguay, it’s always like that. I prefer not to pay as much as I do,” confided the former Barcelona player, adding: “Young people must respect elders. This course is very intense, major, but also very beautiful in terms of respect. They need to learn a little.”