Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Argentina will NOT win another World Cup because of their over-the-top celebrations – as he claims he ‘can’t respect’ the South American side following their antics
- Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has blasted Argentina’s post-World Cup celebrations
- The AC Milan veteran said he ‘cannot respect’ the South American side’s antics
- ‘Ibra’ claimed Argentina will not win another global title because of their gloating
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has blasted Argentina’s post-World Cup celebrations as ‘disrespectful’.
Lionel Scaloni’s South American side triumphed in the Qatar tournament showpiece in late December, beating France 4-2 on penalties after the game finished 3-3 following extra time.
And AC Milan veteran Ibrahimovic told France Inter the nature of Argentina’s celebrations, which he felt were over-the-top, meant they would not win another global title.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Argentina will not win another World Cup due to their celebrations
The veteran AC Milan striker, 41, believes the South American side’s antics were disrespectful
He said: ‘I said Argentina will for sure win the World Cup. If you want to remember the Qatar World Cup for the rest of history, who is going to win? (Argentina captain) Messi. (Not Mbappe?) No, because Messi is considered the best player in history.
‘But I feel sorry for Mbappe, because if you score four goals in the final (including the penalty shoot-out) and don’t win the World Cup, that is very sad. But he will win another World Cup and he has already won one, so I’m not worried about Mbappe.
‘I’m worried about the other players of Argentina because they will not win anything else. Messi has won everything and he will be remembered. But the rest, that behaved badly, we can’t respect that.
Ibrahimovic added France’s Kylian Mbappe would win another World Cup – unlike Argentina
‘This is coming from me as a professional football player at a high level. For me, it’s a sign that they will win one time and will not win any more, because you don’t win like that.’
Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was criticised for making a lewd gesture with the Golden Glove award shortly after the final whistle.
He then later mocked France superstar Kylian Mbappe – who scored a hat-trick in the final plus a penalty – with Ibrahimovic, 41, stating the Paris Saint-Germain forward would definitely win another World Cup in future, unlike Argentina.