“the sun rises as usual every day” is a victory of Argentina’s new football philosophy!
Before the match between France and Argentina, it is undoubtedly heartbreaking to think that one side must be the loser after the game. We want to see Lionel Messi win the World Cup with Qatar to complete the road to the throne. We also want to see the myth that France, which is strong and strong, can achieve the defending World Cup title, but it is bound to be accompanied by Mbappe or one of Messi who will be sad, of course. We will also be distressed by the sad and tearful fans on the streets of Paris or Buenos Aires. This is not only the inevitable cruelty in the football world, but also the imperfection of life.
The first time I got to know Maradona was in a popular science book in my childhood, in which only two football players were mentioned: Pele and Maradona. There are so many football players in the world, but only a few superstars’ names will be celebrated all over the world-participating in the World Cup is a dream, winning the Hercules Cup is a distant dream for most players, and becoming a king of the ball is an illusory shore beyond the reach of mortals.
We have read a lot of biographies of football stars, and no matter how far they end up on the road of professional football, the beginning of the story does not seem to leave the same plot: a skinny boy with a poster on the head of the bed, holding a black and white football in his hand, his eyes are full of longing for the future-most people go on the road of playing football out of love, out of that kind of control of the ball under their feet. The joy of fighting wits and bravery with opponents.
This may be what we often call “pure football”. Remember 17-year-old Macy? The big boy with long hair and a shy smile are as careful as every newcomer. The only difference may be the “silky feeling” that makes the ball change all kinds of patterns under his feet.
Neymar, 18, wantonly shows off his understanding of football at Caldera Stadium, just as we liked to show off all kinds of tricks when we played shuttlecock in our childhood. He would not have thought that a few years later, his fall to the ground after being violated on the court would be sarcastically named “Neimar Roll”. Nor would he expect that the Hercules Cup would become a pain in his heart again and again. The golden cup, which seemed to him to be within reach but seemed out of reach.
One day, Messi became so serious that he no longer had the innocent smile of his youth, but often frowned and silent. After the whistle at the end of the match at Russell Stadium, Messi seemed “out of place” among the reveling Argentine players and fans-his smile was calm, not so much happy as gratified-just like a long-retired celebrity watching his national team junior win the cup. At the moment, however, Messi is the protagonist, and he has reason to express his excitement more freely than anyone else.
Several families were happy and several were sad, and Mbappe’s loss was undisguised on his face. Maybe he got the taste of winning the World Cup too early, or maybe his previous life went too smoothly, and the experience of failure seemed strange to the 24-year-old Mbappe. No one will be a winner forever. Those with special talents, such as Messi, only stood at the top of the world in adventure and excitement at the age of 35; better than Neymar, the best record of the World Cup so far is only to reach the semi-finals. Every second of the penalty shootout was gripping. The tough 22-year-old Chuamini walked 12 yards solemnly, but the muscles in his face quivered uncontrollably-just before he made a free throw. Kingsley Koeman’s penalty was just blocked by Damien Martinez.
Benzema posted a poster cheering for France on social media before the final between France and Argentina. At this moment, Benzema’s mood may be mixed, a number reflects an awkward fact: under Didier Deschamps, the French team reached the finals three times, any of which Benzema was not in the team. Before the final, public opinion consciously or unwittingly mentioned a tacit fact: Didier Deschamps’s French team seemed to be “avoiding” Benzema, and the Real Madrid striker “wisely” chose to cheer for the French team before staying at home. For the former “Ronaldo successor”, the national team competition may become an everlasting regret in his career, and no one in the “BBC” can be perfect at the competition level.
Football is always like this, we choose football out of happiness, but what it brings to us is not always happy. Suddenly I thought of a man-Higuain, who was born on the same day in the same year as Benzema. Higuain was thought to be the “culprit” that kept Messi out of the 2014 World Cup, and it was almost since then that the optimistic and humble sunny teenager was transformed step by step into a greasy uncle with a mass of anger in his chest. On the eve of retirement, Higuain said from the bottom of his heart in an interview: “I always face all kinds of attacks, insults and disrespect, but I can’t respond, because if I do, I will face multiple attacks.” At the moment, does football bring complete happiness to Higuain? At the moment when Argentina won the Cup, I hope our dear “little smoker” has really let go of all this.
Accepting imperfect football may mean accepting an imperfect life-this 7140 square meter of green field really condenses the state of life. As Scaroni once said: “whether win or lose, tomorrow’s sun will rise as usual.” Congratulations, Scaroni, congratulations, Messi, at this moment, you are the real winners, this is the victory of your football philosophy.
(sit-ups / Santiago-wang)