Sergio Aguero has responded to those who have criticised his celebrations following Argentina's victory over France on Sunday.
After Argentina captured football's biggest prize in a thrilling encounter against France, celebrations were in full flow among the players on the pitch and dressing room.
Among those celebrating with the side was former striker Sergio Aguero, who was enjoying the victory with his former teammates and friends. Had Aguero not had to retire last year, he could have been in the World Cup squad in Qatar.
The former Manchester City striker was forced to retire after heart problems brought an end to his career during his time with Barcelona.
Despite being involved in the qualifying campaign for the tournament, and scoring 41 goals in 101 appearances for Argentina, people were left questioning why Sergio Aguero got so involved in the celebrations.
Videos and photos had emerged on social media of Aguero in a full kit with the team, despite not being part of the squad. This reminded fans of John Terry in 2012, who wore his Chelsea kit when celebrating their Champions League triumph, despite being suspended for the final.
The former Chelsea captain saw the funny side to Aguero's celebrations as he wanted him to go a step further.
If your going to do it, at least go for it and put the shin pads and boots on.🤣🤣🤣🇦🇷🏆💙 pic.twitter.com/Bn61Qdqim5
— John Terry (@JohnTerry26) December 18, 2022
Sergio Aguero Defends Celebrations
The 34-year-old has now responded to the criticism on social media, explaining why he was such a big part of the celebrations.
Hee, I know. But for me, yes, because a year ago I was with them. They are my companions, friends, everything. Because of the heart I could not continue but the most beautiful thing is that my heart was happy and I will never forget that."
Jeee , ya se . Pero para mi si porque hacía un año estaba con ellos . Son mis compañeros , amigos todo . Por lo del corazón no pude seguir pero lo más lindo es que mi corazón fue feliz y eso no me olvidare jamas . ❤️ https://t.co/ElxHm0Y5Sh
— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) December 22, 2022
If there is one player that should be excused for this, it's Sergio Aguero. Just like his close friend Lionel Messi, Aguero was also part of talented Argentina squads in the past that came up short in previous World Cups.
— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) December 18, 2022
The friendship between the pair has been well known through their careers, with this World Cup the first time they didn't share a room during a major tournament.