Louis van Gaal finished third with the Dutch national team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. In his last job as a coach, he was aiming to achieve the highest levels. But Messi and his teammates. He stopped dreaming
In the quarter-finals, the Netherlands trailed 2-0, but Weghorst equalized with two goals in a crazy final stage. Our northern neighbors came out on penalties.
Van Gaal had deliberately avoided the media after the World Cup, but questions were raised at the Eredivisie awards ceremony in Utrecht. Also about that last match.
“I don’t really want to say too much about it. When you see how Argentina scores goals and how we score goals. And how some Argentine players crossed the goal line and were not punished, I think it was all intentional.” The accusation is heard on NOS Sport.
When asked what exactly he meant by that, the 72-year-old success coach said: “I mean everything I say.” When asked if Messi should become a world champion, an important response followed: “I think so, yes.”
Van Gaal did not want to go into depth: “I’ve said enough. It’s my first time standing in front of the camera. Ask the question, and I’ll answer it. And I never lie.”
The match deteriorated on December 9 at Lusail Stadium. After boasting a 0-2 scoreline, Lionel Messi stood in front of the Dutch bench with his hands over his ears. He thought Van Gaal showed little respect for him. After the match, the Argentine also clashed with Weghorst.
Argentina then simply put Croatia aside and beat Mbappe’s France on penalties in a thrilling final after winning 3-3.
Van Gaal relished the recognition he received last night, saying in his acceptance speech: “I really appreciate being put in the spotlight in this way. In general, it doesn’t happen very often.”
The man who has enjoyed success with Ajax, Barcelona, Arizona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and the Dutch national team has also received questions about his health. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the end of 2020.
“I had another surgery on August 9 and complications arose,” he explained. “I won’t bore you with what happened. But things look good now.”
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