Saudi Arabia gave the first surprise of the 2022 Qatar World Cup by beating the Argentina team 2-1. Although, not everything was joyful for the Asian team during the match, since the first half ended favorably in favor of the ‘Albiceleste’, but there was an action at halftime that helped turn the result around.
The coach of the Middle East team, Hervé Renard, energetically entered the locker room and sent motivational words to his team. This is shown in a video that the representative of Asia uploaded on social networks.
The French strategist criticized them for the lack of intensity in the game and the passivity in the brand. “Is this the pressure they do? Or do they want to take a picture with Messi? he pointed out in the first instance before the attentive gaze of the footballers.
In the same way, he pointed out that they had to put pressure on the ‘Albiceleste’ captain: “He asks for the ball and they stay put…you have to push him and put pressure on him!” The words had an immediate effect, since at the start of the second half, Saudi Arabia came back from behind thanks to goals from Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari.
Then the players were aggressive in midfield and forced the Argentines to make mistakes with their passes. In the same way, due to the mark, Lionel Messi no longer felt comfortable and Ali Albulayhi even faced him after the second goal.
When will Saudi Arabia play again?
The Saudi Arabian team will face Poland this Saturday, November 26, starting at 8 am (Peruvian time). A victory for the Asian team will allow them to pass to the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup.
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