January 26, 2023
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a striker for AC Milan, slammed Argentina’s post-World Cup celebrations as “disrespectful” and predicted that they would not win the tournament again.
South America won the 2023 World Cup in Qatar in late December after defeating France 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 3-3 after extra time.
The seasoned AC Milan player Ibrahimovic also predicted that Argentina will not win another world championship due to their extravagant celebrations.
Argentina will undoubtedly win the World Cup, he declared. Who will win if you want to remember the World Cup in Qatar for the rest of time? Messi, the Argentine captain. (Mbappe not? No, Messi is regarded as the greatest player in history.
‘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.
‘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 controversial 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.