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Pepe and his ‘dart’ to Argentina: “It is inadmissible that an Argentine referee whistled at us after Messi’s complaints”

He did not remain silent. Morocco made history by reaching the World Cup semifinals, becoming the first African team to reach the semifinals of this competition, after beating Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal 1-0 this Saturday in Doha; but the spotlight also focused on Pepe who gave striking statements alluding to Argentina and Lionel Messi.

“It is inadmissible that an Argentine referee whistled at us today after what happened yesterday, with Messi complaining. After what I saw today, they can already give the title to Argentina ”, said the veteran Porto defender in the customary ‘flash-interview’ after the defeat against the Africans.

Pepe made reference to Messi’s statements. “You cannot put a referee who is not up to the importance of the game. We were scared before the game because we knew what this referee was.” said the captain of Argentina.

“Speaking, speaking all of Argentina and the referee comes here to whistle. I’m not saying that it comes conditionally, but what are we playing in the second half? The goalie fell to the ground. Only eight minutes of stoppage time remained. We work seriously and the referee eight minutes? We didn’t play anything in the second half. The only team that played soccer was us. We are sad. We had the quality to win the World Cup and we didn’t.”sentenced

Pepe on his possible retirement and that of Cristiano Ronaldo

“This is not the time for Pepe or Cristiano”, said the Porto defender in the mixed zone of the Al Thumama stadium after being eliminated by Morocco in the quarterfinals of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

“It is a very important moment to talk about it”Pepe pointed out about the possibility that it was the last meeting of both his and Cristiano Ronaldo with the Portuguese team.

“The most important thing is Portugal. We are all very sad for not winning because we are not bringing happiness to our people and we have to look a little at what we have done well or badly in order to improve”, indicated the ex-Madridista central defender.

Source: Elcomercio

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