Ángel Di María and Leandro Paredes talked about the key play that gave them the World Cup in Qatar

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Angelo Di Maria and Leandro Paredes he recalled the world title obtained in Qatar and praised the goalkeeper Emilian I drew Martinez and they remarked that the save against the French Randal Kolo Muani was fundamental for the conquest of the Argentine team at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

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“That save gave us the World Cup”Di María and Paredes, both Juventus players, agreed during a special interview with Italian channel DAZN where they reviewed the latest world title.

“That save gave us the World Cup, without a doubt. If they scored that goal, it was over and there were no other options”added Paredes on the cover in the 123rd minute of extra time.

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The Juventus players praised the Argentine national team goalkeeper and recalled his entry into the squad in the Copa América 2021 preview.

“The ‘Dibu’ was one of the biggest surprises we had. He had to play due to the Covid of a teammate (Franco Armani) and he did very well. He helped us win the Copa América and the World Cup Walls said.

For his part, Fideo Di María highlighted: “Many people criticized him for where he saved, said nobody knew him and he ended up proving he’s the best goalkeeper in the world.”

“How crazy he is, all the things he says end up being like that. I’m happy and proud of what he did, what he achieved and why he made us world champions,” added the scorer of one of the goals in the final ahead of France.

During the exclusive interview called “Lads”in reference to the song of the Argentine fans, Di María also referred to the celebrations of the Aston Villa goalkeeper and defended him from the criticisms he received in this regard.

“It’s actually always like this, in training, in matches and when we’re focused. It doesn’t change. Many have criticized him for what he’s done and we laughed because it’s his way of being. it’s something else”, concluded the rosarino.

Scaloni’s emotion and the embrace with Paredes

Gonzalo Montiel converted the penalty that consecrated the world champion to the Argentine team and didn’t celebrate, he started crying. There would be time for celebrations, but the first thing was to get rid of the tension with which the Albicelesti footballers carry themselves during the World Cup. That’s how they live it.

The same was seen with Lionel Scaloni, who the cameras went looking for once the consecration was completed. She tried to hold back her tears and, when she saw Leandro Paredes running to hug her and thank her, she burst into tears. One of the most exciting scenes of the World Cup. In an interview with ‘Universo Valdano’, the DT recalled that moment.

“At that moment you say… Ugh, it’s over, what a relief. We did it, but what a relief,” he said in a talk with Jorge Valdano, 1986 world champion, broadcast on the Movistar channel. The relief for what could have been lost on penalties, rather than for what was won, filled the Argentine team with tears that evening in Doha.

Paredes was one of the first names that Scaloni chose to lead the generational change of the national team and arrived in Qatar as a starter. However, his physical problems, added to the good momentum of Enzo Fernández, have relegated him. Likewise, he came on a lot from the bench and had an important presence (he converted penalties against the Netherlands and France).

“It has something symbolic, for a player starting the reserve final to come and say ‘thank you’,” Valdano told him. “Yes. Leandro had suffered. He had joined the team, he left the team. He arrived right, he had an injury. Seeing him excited moved me too. It was a very nice hug”. Read more.

Source: Clarin

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