Robert Lewandowski has detailed what was mentioned throughout a minor altercation with Lionel Messi throughout Poland’s World Cup loss to Argentina on Wednesday.
La Albiceleste ran out 2-0 winners to make sure they completed prime of Group C. The Eagles nonetheless scraped by way of to the following spherical on objective distinction, however spent a part of the match attempting to not choose up bookings because it seemed like a fair-play tiebreaker may come into play with Mexico.
Through the loss, Lewandowski notably hauled down Messi in the midst of the pitch, however when making an attempt to supply an apology, the present Barcelona ahead was ignored by his predecessor.
Chatting with the media post-match, Lewandowski revealed he did get to talk to Messi briefly.
“We talked a bit and it was enjoyable. I instructed Messi that he was taking part in extra defensively than common, however generally that’s what the crew wants,” he mentioned.
“[The incident] was very unusual, sure: I used to be within the centre of the pitch defending, however I knew I had to assist the crew.”
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Lewandowski, who scored his first World Cup objective in Poland’s win in opposition to Saudi Arabia, will put together to battle France within the final 16 on Saturday, with the winner advancing to face both England or Senegal within the quarter-finals.
Messi’s Argentina will tackle Australia on Saturday, who managed to pip Denmark and Tunisia to second place in Group D.