Striker Ante Rebic , who opened the scoring in Croatia’s 3-0 win over Argentina, harshly criticized Jorge Sampaoli’s side for their lack of “Fair Play” during the second Group D game.
In addition, he said that before the game he had in mind to ask the Argentine star Lionel Messi shirt , but after what he witnessed at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, he rejected it outright.
“Before the game I had planned to get Messi’s shirt for a good friend who admires him a lot,” the 24-year-old said. “But the Argentines left an impression so bad that I did not want to have it,” he added in an interview with the portal Goal.hr
In turn, the Eintracht Frankfurt attacker said that his rivals resorted to dirty play: “They surprised me negatively with their lack of Fair Play, without mentioning the provocations, I expected more from them, they do not know how to lose, they have to learn to congratulate the victors at the end of the game. “
Finally, Rebic commented that he received many messages and calls after the triumph. “I regret not being able to answer everyone, they are too many, I think nobody will be angry, I am happy and proud to have contributed to a magnificent victory for Croatia”, said the author of the first goal.
The attacker of Eintracht Frankfurt joined the statements of his teammate Šime Vrsaljko, who sent a harsh message against the players of the Albiceleste: “I saw the Argentines fall to the floor and cry like little girls.”