Saudi Arabia’s 1-2 win in opposition to Argentina on Sunday was probably the most largest upsets in World Cup historical past. However the fairytale win had a stuttering begin because the Asian nation went into half time 1-0 down after Argentine famous person Lionel Messi had transformed from the spot. That’s the place their coach Herve Renard stepped in.
After Saudi Arabia went to the dressing room at interval, Renard shared his pearls of knowledge together with his staff, saying, “Messi, he has the ball in the course of the pitch and also you stand [hands up] in entrance of the defence. You must go and mark him within the center. Take your telephone, you may make an image with him!”
“You don’t really feel we’re in a position to come again? You don’t really feel it? You play relaxed. Come on guys, that is the World Cup. Give all the things,” he was caught on digital camera saying in a video shared by the official Twitter deal with of the Saudi Arabia nationwide staff.
22 نوفمبر 2022يَـــــــــوم لا يُنسى 💚🇸🇦#كواليس_الأخضر ☕ 🎧 pic.twitter.com/qnLF2nxv48
— المنتخب السعودي (@SaudiNT) November 24, 2022
His inspiring speech wakened his staff and within the second half, objectives from Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari made certain that Saudi Arabai walked away with 3 factors in opposition to their extra embellished rivals.
The consequence delivered to an finish Argentina’s 36 match unbeaten streak since shedding the 2019 Copa America semifinal to Brazil.
Argentina want to instantly bounce again in opposition to Mexico on Saturday, in any other case, an embarrassing early exit awaits. That is Lionel Scaloni’s first disaster as Argentina coach — he hadn’t misplaced a sport earlier than the Saudis’ rally at Lusail Stadium on Tuesday — and it stays to be seen how he reacts.
Saudi Arabia, in the meantime, will lock horns with Poland on Saturday.