One of the best moments of the 2022 Qatar World Cup was “What are you looking at, idiot? go palla” of Lionel Messi Dutch player Woud Wekhorst walks.
Now, the Besiktas footballer spoke again about Messi’s situation, making it clear that he never intended to insult him.
“I wanted to pay my respects to him after the game, but he wasn’t ready for that. Well, I take it as a nice compliment that you know my name now. It means I’ve done something right,” he said.
And he added: “I struggled against Messi and there were moments between us. I think we surprised them. But I have a lot of respect for him. He is the best or one of the best players in history”.
Wekhorst scored two goals in the final minutes of the game that sent the fight to extra time and then to a penalty shootout, which ended in favor of Argentina.
The striker scored last Wednesday’s match between Besiktas and Sanliurfaspor, a World Cup-like match as his side had to come back from a two-goal deficit, this time with a happy ending and a 4-2 scoreline.
“I would have liked it to have been the same at the World Cup… Of course, I’m still disappointed and I keep thinking: what if…? Only two games left. That question will always be on my mind, but I am grateful to have been able to experience the World Cup. Those were the best three weeks of my career”. Said.