Last night was a special one for the Argentina national team and every Argentine as they beat France 4-2 on penalties to win the FIFA World Cup 2022.
The trophy will be returning to Buenos Aires 36 years after Diego Maradona led La Albiceleste to the World Cup triumph in 1986. It is certainly a momentous occasion and fans, players, pundits deserve to be ecstatic following the achievement.
However, a certain Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero seemed to take the celebrations a bit too far when he made a crass remark towards Real Madrid and France youngster Eduardo Camavinga following Argentina’s triumph.
Aguero, who was forced into early retirement from football earlier this year due to a heart condition, has a close bond with the national team squad and was at the heart of the celebrations after the final in Qatar.
However, during those moments, when he was streaming live on Instagram, Aguero referred to Camavinga crassly as ‘cara de pinga’, which, in English translates to ‘d***face’ (h/t MARCA).
Regarded as one of the greatest strikers of the modern era, such a comment was absolutely classless from Aguero, taking aim at a young player who is just 20 years of age.
The Real Madrid youngster did not start for France in the final against Argentina, but came on in the second half with the scoreline at 2-0 and had an influence on the proceedings as Les Bleus mounted a comeback and made it 2-2.
While the night may have ended on a disappointing note for him and France, the 20-year-old will learn from the experience and come back strongly.
As for Aguero, while he is within his right to celebrate the success of his close friend Lionel Messi and his nation, it is unfortunate to see him act in this manner and make unnecessary, derogatory remarks towards opposition players.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.