Brazil head coach Tite said he was told to shut up by Argentina captain Lionel Messi in the friendly clash between the South American rivals.Messi returned from a three-month international ban to lead Argentina past Brazil 1-0 thanks to his 13th-minute goal in Riyadh .Argentina captain Lionel Messi and Brazil coach Tite exchanged words during the clash between the South American giants on Friday but it was the forward who had the last laugh after his team’s good run continued with a 1-0 win in Saudi Arabia.Messi looked to the touchline and put his fingers to his lips before making another hand sign that appeared to tell the Brazil coach he had too much to say for himself.
Messi scored the only goal of the game in Saudi Arabia after returning from a three-month international ban picked up during the Copa America.The Barcelona captain saw a penalty saved by goalkeeper Alisson but managed to tap home the rebound for the only goal of the game.Messi also clashed with Tite during the match, and the Brazil boss spoke about the pair’s exchange after the defeat.“I complained because he [Messi] should have been shown a yellow card and he told me to shut my mouth and I told him to shut his mouth. And that was it.“I don’t want to answer anymore on it. You need a strong referee because he’ll swallow you… It should have been a card, I was right to complain.
The Brazil coach played down the incident and highlighted Messi’s performance in the well-deserved friendly victory.The Barcelona forward was one of the outstanding performers for Argentina on his return to international football after missing four games through suspension.He scored the only goal after 14 minutes – his penalty was saved but he followed up to beat Alisson – and could have had another couple of goals but for some stout defending and the keeper’s awareness.
#Messi asked Tite (Brazil’s coach) to be quiet 🤐🤫
OMG, what happened to the 🐐!😯pic.twitter.com/2WGHS96hT0
— Ⓜₐᵣᵢₐ 🇵🇱 | ⚽ SZN (@Everyone_heart) November 16, 2019