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Aguero makes crass remark towards Real Madrid starlet after Argentina’s World Cup triumph
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.
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Canadian international says playing against Luka Modric was a ‘lesson’ for him
Real Madrid are blessed to have the services and loyalty of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. The duo have run the show in the Merengues’ midfield for close to a decade and continue to deliver flawless performances to date.
Of the two, however, it is the Croatian who deserves the higher credit. The veteran is now 37 years of age, yet dominates the middle of the park with grace and poise like none other.
Stephen Estuaqio, an FC Porto player and Canada International, spoke earlier this week about why he considered Luka Modric to be a special player and compared him with Kevin de Bruyne to support his stance.
“I played against De Bruyne, but I ran behind Modrić. I couldn’t play against him. It’s crazy how he dictates the game and controls everything. It was a lesson for me,” he said on The 90th minute on Youtube.
With his contract running out next season, Real Madrid are looking to renew his deal by one year come June. Yet, it is difficult to see him continue beyond next season and his imminent departure will mark the end of an era at the club.
Thus, Modric could be an altered role come next season. With a young midfielder, possibly Jude Bellingham set to arrive, the veteran could move into a mentorship role with the occasional appearance in big games.
This season, however, Carlo Ancelotti will continue to use him as one of the backbones of the side and deploy the maestro in the must-win fixtures coming up later this month.
At 37 years of age, Modric has started 16 La Liga games over 24 appearances this season in the competition. He has scored four goals and provided three assists in that process in addition to creating eight big chances with an average of 1.8 key passes per game.