'What an idiot,' I thought to myself': Leo Messi names only goal celebration he regrets doing

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'What an idiot,' I thought to myself': Leo Messi names only goal celebration he regrets doing

In an exclusive interview with Star+, Lionel Messi unveiled a rare moment of regret, acknowledging feeling like an 'idiot' for a particular goal celebration. The incident happened after the Argentine skipper converted a crucial penalty against the Netherlands at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

"I came up with the 'Topo Gigio' (a celebration when a player puts his hands to his ears as a sign of defiance - a dig at Louis van Gaal in that case) right there, and I automatically regretted it."

"'What an idiot,' I thought to myself. They can still tie it.' These things usually happen."

And that's exactly what happened next as Wout Weghorst netted two goals after Messi's penalty, levelling the proceedings at 2-2. Luckily, Argentina displayed resilience and ultimately triumphed 4-3 on penalties.

This victory not only took them to the next stage but also paved the way to the World Cup crown. Argentina went on to win the tournament, marking an ultimate feat in Messi's illustrious career.

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