The Argentina players who made fun of France after their World Cup victory last month have come under fire from Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
After the thrilling game ended 3-3 after 120 minutes of play, Argentina defeated Les Bleus in a penalty shootout to win the World Cup for the first time since 1986.
After the match, footage emerged of Argentina making fun of Kylian Mbappe of France in the locker room. Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez also made fun of the Paris Saint-Germain forward during the team’s open-top bus parade.
Speaking to France Inter on Wednesday, Ibrahimovic claimed that captain Lionel Messi would be more remembered than the players who “acted badly.”
Ibrahimovic added that, “Messi is regarded as the best player in history; I was sure he was going to win. “Mbappe will still win a World Cup, that is what will happen.
“I have no concerns about him. The others in Argentina worry me because they won’t continue to win. Messi has accomplished everything and will live in memory, but we can’t respect the other players for their poor behavior.
“That is a sign that you will win once, but you won’t win again,” I said in my capacity as a top professional player. You can’t win that way.
Patrick Vieira, a former international for France, added that he was “disappointed” with Martinez’s celebrations.