Former England and Chelsea centre-back John Terry compared Sergio Agüero’s celebration to Argentina after the Latin American side won their 3rd World Cup with his own celebration with Chelsea after winning the Champions League against Bayern Munich in 2012.
Terry did not take part in the 2012 Champions League final after being sent off in the semi-finals and later took part in the festivities on the pitch in full club dress after Chelsea beat Bayern Munich. Agüero, on the other hand, would probably have been part of this World Cup winning squad had he not been forced to retire last year after discovering a heart condition. He paraded with the man of the moment Lionel Messi on his shoulders, decked out in full Argentinean colours, along with his iconic 19 jersey.
After the win in Argentina, Terry joked on BeIN Sports saying, “Aguero went for the full John Terry, didn’t he?! I did it first.”
Before the final, it was reported that Agüero had joined Argentina’s camp, sharing a room with childhood friend Lionel Messi. Agüero and Messi have been good friends for nearly two decades and had shared rooms since their youth team days.
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Messi went into this tournament without a roommate – he would rather go alone than with anyone other than Aguero.
Agüero had lashed out at Argentina’s football officials for not allowing him to visit the team’s camp and meet his former teammates before Argentina were due to play against Saudi Arabia in their opening match of the World Cup.
“If they don’t want me to go, tell me straight to my face,” he took a shot at the AFA for not issuing credentials to visit the camp. “Always completely with Argentina and with this team that represents us all. We know they will give everything for this shirt that we love so much. And as Leo [Messi] said, we will all walk together,” he had written on Twitter.