Montiel’s REVELATIONS about his historic penalty in the World Cup final

The defender of the Argentine National Team denied that his definition was through a “no-look” and shared his talk with Lionel Scaloni in the assembly of the list.

The image will last forever in the heads of Argentines. One month after the consecration in the Qatar World Cup 2022the defender Gonzalo Montiel shared some revelations of his penalty before France that allowed the Argentine National Team embroider the third star on his coat of arms after 36 years.

Lionel Scaloni asked me if I was ready to kick, because he saw me crying, angry. I told him yes, then he asked me again. I told him ‘sure’ and there he gave the list“, explained montiel in dialogue with AFA Estudio.

Gonzalo Montiel’s penalty for the Argentine National Team to win the Qatar 2022 World Cup

Gonzalo Montiel’s penalty from all angles


Gonzalo Montiel's penalty from all angles

And I add: “I never imagined being champion like that, taking the final penalty. A thousand things went through my head. I thought about all the sacrifice I made as a boy, in my family… But I was very calm, I had the support of my teammates and the coaching staff.“.

Asked about his supposed no-look in the definition from the 12 steps, the ex-River denied that he had used that strategy. “No, I just looked at the goalie, I saw that he dived to the side and I crossed it. It looks like I do, but I changed it just at the last minute. I thought to kick hard in the middle“.

Gonzalo Montiel’s revelations about his historic penalty against France in the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar


Gonzalo Montiel's revelations about his historic penalty against France in the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar

A montiel He is considered a true specialist in penalties, or at least his numbers back him up. Altogether, they were 10 kicked and all converted (including the one in the quarterfinals against the Netherlands) since his debut in the First Division with the shirt of River.

I was very upset because my teammates had made a huge effort to be up on the scoreboard and with five minutes to go I took the penalty and they tied us 3-3“, remarked who entered the game after 90 minutes for Nahuel Molina to reinforce the mark on Kylian Mbappé.

That afternoon of December 18, the footballer from Seville took a breath and defined the right post of Hugo Lloriswho opted for the other, for the 4-2 final at the Lusail Stadium. Before, Emiliano Martinez He had saved Kingsley Coman’s shot and Aurelien Tchouameni threw it wide in the next one.

He was calm when he was walking. I am happy to score the goal and because we were able to become champions“, he concluded.

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