Lionel Messi was upset with Sergio Aguero for “drinking too much” during Argentina’s World Cup celebrations, according to Aguero.
The ex-Argentina attacker, 34, who was a member of the squad’s training camp in Qatar, was well-known during the raucous celebrations that followed the dramatic penalty shootout victory over France.
The former Manchester City player, who had to stop playing football last December due to a cardiac issue, wore an Argentina jersey and celebrated on the field and in the locker room with Lionel Messi and company.
The former striker, who earned 101 international caps for his nation, has now spoken up about getting in trouble from PSG star Messi for overindulging during the festivities, including chugging champagne straight from the bottle.
Aguero chose to disregard his former teammate and carry on drinking during the celebrations on and off the field, though.
Aguero told Tyc Sports:
‘I drank a lot but I didn’t eat. We were world champions. If something were to happen to me, let it be there,’
‘Leo [Messi] got angry and told me ‘stop’. How [do I] stop? We are world champions, so happy.’
‘I lifted the best in the world. I moved my shoulders so that he would jump, but they started to get some stitches in my back.
‘At one point I couldn’t take it anymore. I couldn’t even turn around. If I turned around, I would end up in a hospital. He realised it because I looked at him, we exchanged glances.
‘I said: ‘All good, you’re world champion, but my back hurts.’ And there he got off. He was on his knees afterwards.’
The celebrations carried on for a few days later in Buenos Aires, and Aguero was on his way to join in before recalling his obligations to his family.
‘The boys wanted to take me with them to Argentina.
‘They told me to hurry up because the plane was leaving, saying ‘Come on, come on. Let’s present the passport, everything’.
‘I was leaving with the national team and then I remembered that I had my son in the apartment, I couldn’t leave him lying around. I called Benja and told him I was going there. He was so primed that I forgot about everything.’