Patrick Vieira pours dark side of Argentina’s World Cup win., the manager of Crystal Palace, criticized how Argentina defeated France in the World Cup final and denounced criticism directed at Kylian Mbappe. Attacks against France forward persisted during Argentina’s open-top bus parade around Buenos Aires, and the French FA filed a protest because Mbappe was tied to a doll baby Martinez was holding. The goalkeeper for the Albiceleste displayed gamesmanship throughout the final, which his club manager will discuss with him. Palace head coach Vieira called such antics “the dark side” of Argentina’s victory in Lusail.
In a news conference, Vieira commented on how Argentina celebrated the victory and how Mbappe was treated after the match: “When you are talking about the abuse and the comments that he received after the World Cup, I think that is harming the game and himself. Some of the goalkeeper images I saw from Argentina diminished a little bit what Argentina accomplished at the World Cup. I don’t believe they required that. People’s emotions and decisions are sometimes beyond your control, but Martinez made a bad choice by doing that.
Following France’s defeat, Vieira also denounced the racist chants sung about the 24-year-old: “I was unhappy because I heard the same songs as you. I felt incredibly let down. Of course, they won the World Cup, yet in the stands, they were the best as well. “I want to have an image of the emotion and devotion the Argentina fans showed during those games. I want to remember that and not dwell on those idiotic fans who cast doubt on Argentina’s accomplishments both on and off the field. This is the negative aspect of Argentina’s World Cup victory.
While criticizing how his compatriots are treated, the Palace manager will shift his focus to issues at the club level. On Boxing Day, the Eagles play Fulham in their first Premier League game following the break.
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