Latest Football News – Lionel Messi “should show more respect and accept the fact that he was beaten,” Brazilian coach Tite said on Sunday about the Argentine captain, who complained of “corruption” on the sidelines of the tournament.
The coach of Brazil did not appreciate the release of media of Lionel Messi and did not hide it in front of the press after the title of the Seleçao. The star of FC Barcelona said Saturday that the tournament was “arranged” in favor of Brazil, which won its ninth continental title Sunday, beating Peru (3-1) in the final. The Argentinian genius was furious after taking a red card, the second of his career, for an altercation with Chilean Medel in the match for third place won 2-1 by Argentina.
“He lobbied because he is aware of his greatness”
“I called him an extraordinary player, extra-terrestrial, but he should show a little more respect and accept the fact that he was beaten,” said Tite in a press conference after the meeting. final.
Senior Argentine football officials have complained to the Confederation of South America (Conmebol) of “gross errors of arbitration” in the semi-final lost by Albiceleste against Brazil (2-0), Tuesday, at Belo Horizonte.
“We have been harmed in several matches, including at the World Cup in 2018. So we have to be careful, we have always been fair to Argentina,” said Tite. “He lobbied because he is aware of his greatness and he knows the impact of everything he says,” added the coach.
Gareca recognizes the merit of Brazil
Tite had gone back to reacting to Messi’s criticism, but appeared in a smiling press conference with his grandson on his lap. “Now, I can say that I’m really a coach, because I won here at the Maracana, the temple of football, I can not translate that happiness into words,” he said.
“Brazil deserved to be a champion,” said Peru’s coach Ricardo Gareca of Argentina.
“We have made a lot of progress compared to the 5-0 defeat, we had good moments but they knew how to make their chances come true,” he said. “Beyond the pain of defeat, we are on the right path, we must continue to surpass ourselves,” he concluded.