The Swedish striker accused Argentina of disrespecting their opponents during the World Cup.
Sergio Aguero has responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s criticism of Argentina for their behaviour in the World Cup.
The veteran Milan striker slammed Argentina’s squad for their “disrespect” during the tournament, saying fans will only remember Messi from the World Cup-winning squad.
Aguero has now fired back, accusing the former Barca star of jealousy.
“Let’s remember that you also behaved badly, right? I remember that we played against United. I was on the bench. You were provoking, you were talking back,” Aguero said on his Twitch channel.
“I think that before worrying about Argentina, you should worry about your country, about your players, who aren’t even in the last World Cups. They didn’t even qualify, but well, I don’t know.
“I remember that you fought with [Nicolas] Otamendi in a game between City and United.
“You argued with Pep Guardiola. I imagine that’s why he wanted to sell you from Barcelona. You disrespected my teammates.
“What’s more, maybe you’re also talking to me because I was there. I feel like you shot me and now I’m shooting you. We are world champions, Zlatan, and you want to kill yourself. Messi is the best in the world, I’m sorry.”
Argentina’s behaviour during the World Cup final convinced FIFA to launch an investigation after the tournament.
Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, in particular, has received widespread criticism for his disrespectful gesture after receiving the Golden Glove.
What did Zlatan say?
In his interview with France Inter earlier this month, Ibrahimovic excluded Messi from his criticism of Argentina’s squad.
“Messi is considered the best player in history, I was sure he was going to win. What will happen is that [Kylian] Mbappe will still win a World Cup,” the 41-year-old striker said.
“I’m not worried about him. I’m worried about the others in Argentina, because they will not win anything more.
“Messi has won everything and he will be remembered, but the rest who behaved badly, we can’t respect that.
“This is coming from me, speaking as a top professional player, that is a sign that you will win once, but you won’t win again. You don’t win like that.”