The image has been shared everywhere. In the postcard you can see how, as soon as Lautaro Martínez scored the decisive penalty, Nico Otamendi put his hands behind his ears and turned to see the area of the players of the Netherlands National Team.
At first glance, it seems like a global mockery, as if he is claiming victory over all his rivals. But it wasn’t quite like that.
WHY DID OTAMENDI CELEBRATE LIKE THIS AFTER THE PENALTIES AGAINST THE NETHERLANDS?
According to what he commented in an interview with Agustín Belachur, from ESPNhis gesture was a response to the constant provocations and attempts to destabilize Denzel Dumfries.
The Inter player spent his time scolding the Argentine kickers. That is why Otamendi looked for him after the Argentine classification: «There was one that in each penalty that we were going to kick would approach and say things to one of our players. The photo is taken out of context and the celebration was for that.
Otamendi could have saved it? Yes.
Was the match spicy? Yes.
Did the Dutch also provoke and are you looking for a lot? Definitely.
If you do, you have to endure when you’re done.
Although Ota can be condemned, that is the law of life.
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Undefeated Data. Nico Otamendi is playing the third World Cup of his career (South Africa 2010, Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022). Never before had it been so important for Argentina. He is the defensive leader.
Did you know…? Nico Otamendi accumulates 98 matches with the Argentine National Team. History of La Albiceleste.