Robert Lewandowski, the Poland striker, has opened up about what he whispered into Lionel Messi’s ear during the game against Argentina at the 2022 World Cup.
The two players came head to head as the match unfolded.
Messi did not take kindly to seeing his shirt pulled by Lewandowski joined Barcelona after the Argentine left for Paris Saint-Germain in 2021.
Lewandowski has now spoken about what indeed transpired.
He told BILD: “We talked a bit and it was fun.
“I told Messi that he was playing more defensively than usual but sometimes that’s what the team needs.”
Lewandowski added: “That was very strange, yes: I was in the centre of the pitch defending, but I knew I had to help the team.”