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The 10 most memorable phrases in football in 2022

In a year marked by the World Cup in Qatar, football’s stars dropped some phrases fans will never forget.

This 2022, players, coaches and managers were entrusted with the responsibility to excel not only on the court, but off it as well. interview or press conference.

Many of the words said by these heroes were controversial and had consequences football and non-sports,

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These were the most memorable phrases in the world of football in 2022:

1. Gustavo Alfaro

“We have to make the best World Cup in the history of Ecuador.”

Gustavo Alfaro, March 29, 2022.

It was a phrase that TRAI’s coach repeatedly repeated at the press conference before the World Cup in Qatar and Which players also mentioned, It was an ambitious aim and its foundation, as Ecuador went into the tournament with a good performance and a young and talented squad.

The result was not as expected. The national team defeated Qatar in the opening match, drew against the Netherlands and lost the crucial match against Senegal. ended in ecuador position 18 of 32 And was behind the performance made in Germany 2006 (#12) and Brazil 2014 (#17).

2. Damien ‘Kitoo’ Diaz

“If you need someone to bring you water or anything, count on me because I want to be there and that’s my dream.”

Damian Diaz, November 1, 2022.

It is every footballer’s dream to play in the World Cup and it was no exception for ‘Kitu’. Díaz reveals he met Gustavo Alfaro at the Copa Libertadores final and told him he could move to Qatar Also as a waterman.

The Barcelona footballer is from Argentina but became an Ecuadorian citizen in 2017. Diaz started with TRAI In a friendly match with Bolivia in 2021 and played three games in the qualifiers, however, he was not considered among the 26 called up for the World Cup.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo

“Manchester United showed no sympathy for my son’s death.”

Cristiano Ronaldo, November 14, 2022.

The Portuguese footballer gave a controversial interview to British Piers Morgan where he left nothing but criticized his club, its managers and its coach Erik ten Haag. He said that the team wanted to throw him out and did not support him in his family problems.

Naturally, the club did not accept these statements and Decision to terminate the contract with Ronaldo, The striker played in the World Cup as a free player and is still looking for a team.

4. Gianni Infantino

“Today I feel gay, today I feel Qatari, today I feel Arab, today I feel African, today I feel migrant worker.”

Gianni Infantino, November 19, 2022.

A day before the start of the World Cup, the FIFA president made this strange statement after criticizing Qatar ban in arab country and the death of workers in the construction of the stadium.

Infantino declared that there was a “double standard” and that FIFA supports immigrant workers, while “in Europe we close our borders and do not accept people who work legally.”

5. Kevin De Bruyne

“We have no chance to win this World Cup, we are too old. Our opportunity was in 2018”.

Kevin De Bruyne, November 23, 2022.

This Belgian footballer gave this statement after win against canadaIn which his team did not show a good level and despite the result, he had to lose to his opponent.

The phrase was not well received on campus and there was internal fighting among its members. In the end, De Bruyne was right and Belgium finished the World Cup in the group stage and as a big disappointment Of the competition

6. Gustavo Alfaro

“I need time to figure out what I’m going to do, I don’t think this is the time to analyze it.”

Gustavo Alfaro, November 29, 2022.

Argentina coach after defeat against Senegal and Trai’s painful elimination from the World Cup He left his continuation in the national team in doubt, These were his last words and he did not mention it again.

The leaders of the Ecuadorian Football Federation have shown their support for Alfaro to renew his contract, but silence remains and rumors begin to emerge about candidates to replace him.

7. Louis Van Gaal

“Messi doesn’t play much when the opponent has the ball, that’s where our chances are.”

Louis Van Gaal, 8 December 2022.

The Netherlands coach made these statements at a press conference before the quarter-final match against Argentina. Continuous DT during his intervention Underestimating the game of the ‘Albicelestas’,

Argentina took revenge on the field and eliminated the Dutch on penalties. Lionel Messi celebrated’mouse gigio‘ when scoring his goal and later replied: “Van Gaal wasn’t treating us with respect,

8. Lionel Messi

What are you looking at fool? Go there”.

Lionel Messi, December 9, 2022.

This is perhaps the most memorable jumla of the entire World Cup in Qatar and of this year. Messi was about to start the interview after the win against the Netherlands. l dutch wout weghorst Passed by him.

There was a lot of tension between the two teams and the ‘Albiceleste’ captain did not stay silent when his opponent stared at him. Soon after this unforgettable statement, social networks were flooded with memes.

9. Georgina Rodriguez

“Today your friend and coach made the wrong decision. You can’t underestimate the best player in the world.”

Georgina Rodriguez, December 10, 2022.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sad departure from the World Cup. Against Morocco, the Portuguese was not part of the starting 11 and entered in the second half, but could not avoid defeat and delete your selection,

Rodríguez, Ronaldo’s girlfriend, blamed coach Fernando Santos for the result and classified his decision to leave her on the bench as a betrayal. “You can’t stand up for someone who doesn’t deserve it,” she posted in an Instagram Story.

10. Killian Embappé

“In South America, football is not as advanced as in Europe.”

Killian Embappé, December 16,

Again, an opponent decided to underestimate the Argentine. This time it was the French player, who said that the European teams had an advantage and more quality than the South American ones.

“In Europe we always play high level matches and that’s when we prepare for the World Cup. Argentina and Brazil don’t have that”, were the words of Mbappe, who had to hang up the silver medal two days later. after losing the final,

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