- Argentina lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in one of the surprises of the 2022 World Cup
- Lionel Messi was caught on camera looking shocked in the locker room.
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Lionel Messi’s reaction following Argentina’s defeat to Saudi Arabia in the 2022 World Cup was caught on camera, with fans questioning the superstar’s slouched posture.
Although Lionel Scaloni’s team was named one of the tournament favorites ahead of the grand final, they were defeated by the minnows in their first Group C match.
Messi opened the scoring from the penalty spot and Argentina, looking to build on their lead, saw three goals disallowed for offside during the 90 minutes.
However, Saudi Arabia pulled off a stunning turnaround in a 10-minute period after the break, with Saleh Al Shehri and Salem Al Dawsari finding the net in wild scenes.
Argentina, of course, lifted the infamous Jules Rimet trophy after beating France on penalties in a thrilling final, a match in which Messi scored twice.
Argentina suffered a surprising defeat against Saudi Arabia in its first match of the group stage of the 2022 World Cup.
Lionel Messi was caught on camera hunched over in the locker room, seemingly in disbelief.
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But before the joy came the misery, epitomized by Messi’s utter disbelief after the first match, and social media users have analyzed his reaction full-time.
However, their main conclusion seems to have been the poor posture of the talisman.
“That’s the worst posture I’ve ever seen in my life,” said one X user. —But it’s still the GOAT.
Another wrote: ‘The best player in the world has this stance. Make of that what you will.
“I have the same stance as one of the greatest athletes of all time,” added a third.
A fourth then used the posture for personal inspiration, saying: “I no longer hear anyone telling me if I have bad posture if Messi sits like that.”
‘Look how he’s sitting. “His posture is the worst I’ve ever seen in my life,” a fifth posted.
‘It’s kind of crazy how this guy is the undisputed GOAT of the sport. That’s why I say he’s a natural talent and that’s how we like him.
‘The bums work on their posture. Geniuses don’t need that shit.”