Messi drops a mythical insult in Qatar, Djokovic imitates him

Messi drops a mythical insult in Qatar, Djokovic imitates him

Recent winner of the ATP 250 in Adelaide, Novak Djokovic is now preparing for the Australian Open, which will begin on January 16. The Serb could not take part in the 2022 edition, not being vaccinated against Covid-19. A few days before the start of the tournament, Novak Djokovic also had fun reproducing, in the company of the Argentinian Diego Schwartzman, a scene that had gone viral by Lionel Messi during the 2022 World Cup, when the PSG player s was taken to Wout Weghorst in a post-match interview.

Novak Djokovic is preparing his return to Melbourne. Not vaccinated against Covid-19, the Serb was not allowed to participate in theAustralian Open Last year. This time, he will be present and after winning theAdelaide ATP 250 a few days ago, Novak Djokovic is now preparing to win his 22nd tournament of the Grand Slam, which will begin on January 16. In any case, he seems rather relaxed as the deadline approaches. In fact, he had fun with it. Diego Schwartzman to reproduce a viral scene of Lionel Messiwhich was held during the World Cup 2022.

“What the hell are you looking at?” Go over there ! »

Before climbing to the final and beating theFrench teamI’Argentina had to get rid of Netherlands in the quarter-finals. While theAlbiceleste led by two goals with 10 minutes remaining in regulation time, Wout Weghorst scored twice late in the game to send both teams into extra time. If the Argentinians had finally won on penalties, Lionel Messi had not appreciated the attitude of the Dutch striker, and had let him know after the meeting. In a post-match interview, the sevenfold Ballon d’Or had launched the become famous « Que miras, bobo? Anda para alla! “, which can be translated as, ” What are you looking at silly? Go over there !“.

“I consider it a great compliment that he knows my name now”

Wout Weghorst then responded to Lionel Messi : “ I always give everything and I did the same in the quarter-finals. I think he didn’t like it and it surprised him. But I have a lot of respect for him. He is one of the greatest of all time. I wanted to show my respect for Messi after the game, but he didn’t want it. I think he was still mad at me. Well, I consider it a big compliment that he knows my name now. At least I did something good . » In the company of the Argentinian Diego Schwartzman, Novak Djokovic therefore had fun reproducing this scene which had become famous. In a video relayed on social networks, we can then see the Serb released, in a tone of humor, this now legendary insult of Lionel Messi to the Argentinian player.

Djokovic, a great admirer of Messi

Djokovic is also a great admirer of Lionel Messias he confided in an interview with Tennis.com: “He (Messi) is a humble, down-to-earth guy, who doesn’t get carried away with success. All these years, it’s something that I think sets an example for all the kids who look up to him and want to be like him. As a sports fan, as a football fan, of course I admire Messi and I respect him a lot. I think most of the countries in the world are happy with his achievement and what he managed to do. »