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Saudi Arabia’s 2-1 victory over Argentina is still making people talk and this time The video went viral where the French coach Hervé Renard gave a strong and motivating talk to his players at halftime where he asked them for a greater commitment and that they were tougher when it came to marking Messi.
“Take out your phone and look to take a picture with Messi, if that’s what you want. He asks for the ball in the middle of the field and they remain still, watching. They have to mark it and press it“said the French coach in a strong tone.
Similarly, the coach struck a chord with Saudi pride, reminding the players that they were being supported by their compatriots in the stands. “There are 60 thousand fans in the stands. We are not respecting them, they played the first half as if it were a friendly match“, he claimed.
“Argentina had the best chances, but they only scored once. Let’s go there are still 45 minutes to play“, he continued.
Hervé Renard’s motivational claim
Hervé Renard’s claim undoubtedly had a great emotional context and motivated his footballers to believe the story of the comebacksomething unthinkable before a game where the main bet was the number of goals that Lionel Messi’s Argentina would score.
In the video you can see Renard’s claim in English in a strong tone that is transmitted with the same intensity by the translator who works alongside him within the coaching staff of the Arab team.
The French DT aroused the pride of the Saudi Arabian National Team and reminded them that they were playing a World Cup, which is why they had to show respect for their country.
At the words of the French strategist, the Saudis listened with respect and in silence, at the end of the talk they all applauded before returning to the pitch and the rest is known, Saudi Arabia obtained the most important victory in its history against Argentina.
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