Mexico captain, Andres Guardado has defended his Argentina counterpart Lionel Messi after he was accused of disrespecting Mexico by Multiple world boxing champion, Canelo Alvarez.
Alvarez was furious with Messi’s conduct in Argentina’s dressing room after their World Cup 2-0 victory.
Video footage showed a Mexican shirt discarded on the floor in front of Messi while the Paris Saint-Germain forward celebrated.
But Guardado has now revealed that it was his shirt in front of Messi, adding that Alvarez doesn’t understand.
He also explained to Alvarez that swapped jerseys are often left on the floor in order to be washed.
When asked about Alvarez’s comments about Messi, Guardado told TyC Sports: “Unfortunately, perhaps, Canelo doesn’t understand what is experienced in a dressing room, and that is why I can understand the reaction of being offended by seeing the Mexico shirt on the ground and everything that has gone viral.
“Every time I have had the opportunity to ask Messi for something, a change of shirt or a photo with my son, he has always done it.
“Anyone who has never been in a football dressing room does not understand. It’s an agreement with the staff, it is the way it is, when you leave all the sweaty jerseys on the floor, it’s all to wash and what you don’t leave on the floor you take with you to the house. Dirty clothes go to the ground, whether it is your shirt or the opponent’s, it’s always like that.”
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