St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Croatia striker Ante Rebic did not take the shirt of Lionel Messi, disenchanted by the behavior of the Argentine team in the game 3-0 won by the Europeans in Group D of the Russia 2018 World Cup.
'Honestly, I had planned to get Messi's T-shirt, for a good friend who looks up to him a lot. But the Argentines left me with such a negative opinion that I rejected the idea,' the player confessed today in an interview with the portal site goal.hr.
'They surprised me negatively with their behavior and their lack of fair play. Not to mention their provocations,' he added.
'We also have to know how to lose and congratulate the winners at the end of the match,' Rebic stressed, whose team is already qualified for the last 16.
The winning goals generated a deep crisis in Argentina despite the fact that the runner-up world still has chances to qualify if they beat Nigeria in the last day of group D.