sponsor banner
ads banner
World CupRoy Keane blames Di Maria for a loss 2-1

Roy Keane blames Di Maria for a loss 2-1

Roy Keane blames Di Maria for a loss 2-1. Angel Di Maria of Juventus is to blame for Argentina’s shocking 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup opening match, according to Manchester United icon Roy Keane. Given that Lionel Scaloni selected players like Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi, and Lautaro Martinez, Argentina was widely predicted to defeat Saudi Arabia.

In the 10th minute, a Lionel Messi penalty gave them the lead.  Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari scored outstanding goals for Herve Renard’s team to retake the lead in the 48th and 53rd minutes, respectively. Saudi Arabia only had three shots, but both of them were on goal, compared to Argentina’s 15 shots, six of which were on target.

After the game, Scaloni’s team was thought to be lacking in aggression, and Keane singled out Di Maria for criticism. The former captain of the Republic of Ireland believed that one of the goals was caused by the Juve winger’s failure to close down opponents on the fringe of Argentina’s area.

There’s no aggression, there are bodies there, you’ve got to go attack there, they’ve lost all composure, he scolded the former Paris Saint-Germain player. Look at Di Mari; they’ve lost their minds. Oh my god, Di Maria! In the opening World Cup game, Saudi Arabia defeated Argentina, snapping their 36-game winning streak. Di Maria wasn’t just bad at defending; he was also very inefficient while attacking.

Two shots were made by the assailant, one of which was blocked. He made three of six accurate crosses and two of four successful dribbles. Messi and the company suffered a devastating setback as they lost their opening match in Group C of the FIFA World Cup. The North Americans drew 0-0 with Poland in their FIFA World Cup debut, setting up a crucial match with Mexico for Scaloni’s team on November 26.

For more World Cup highlights and insights, keep your eye on this space.

Salman Shaikh
Salman Shaikhhttps://goalmaestro.com/
Football reporter, breaking the latest news and delivering the top stories in the football world.

More Football News

sponsor banner
sponsor banner