Herve Renard BLASTS Saudi Arabia in their half-time team talk inspiring their miraculous comeback

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Footage emerges of Saudi Arabia boss Herve Renard’s incredible half-time team talk against Argentina that inspired their amazing second-half comeback – as he asks his team if they just ‘want to take a picture’ with Lionel Messi!

Footage has emerged of Herve Renard’s half-time team talk moments before his Saudi Arabia side secured one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history by defeating Argentina.

Renard’s side entered the break having gone behind just ten minutes into the game after Lionel Messi netted his seventh goal in the World Cup finals with an early spot kick.

Although some managers might look to consolidate during the interval, especially when facing such a heavily-favoured side, Renard instead choose to go on the offensive, blasting his players about their performance.

Herve Renard blasted his Saudi Arabia team for their first half performance against Argentina

Herve Renard blasted his Saudi Arabia team for their first half performance against Argentina

The Frenchman's side entered the interval with a one-goal deficit after an early Lionel Messi penalty

The Frenchman’s side entered the interval with a one-goal deficit after an early Lionel Messi penalty

Throughout his speech the veteran coach asked reminded his players of the significance of the competition

Throughout his speech the veteran coach asked reminded his players of the significance of the competition 

In one particularly fiery moment, the 54-year-old manager asks his players if they just want to ‘take a picture with Lionel Messi’ and questions whether his team believed they were capable of getting back into the game.

As Renard’s passionate oration was contemporaneously translated into Arabic by a member of his staff, he concluded by reminding his players of stakes of the competition and imploring them to ‘give everything’ in pursuit of victory.

Moments after the end of Renard’s team talk, his team appeared to reenter the pitch with a renewed sense of the fixture’s significance.

Just three minutes after play resumed, Saleh Alshehri drove his shot beyond Emiliano Martinez in the Argentina goal to draw the underdogs level.

Following the break, Saudi Arabia scored twice to secure on of the biggest upsets in World Cup history

Following the break, Saudi Arabia scored twice to secure on of the biggest upsets in World Cup history

The 54-year-old remained completely animated throughout his side's unlikely win

The 54-year-old remained completely animated throughout his side’s unlikely win

Then after 53 minutes of play, Salem Aldawsari produced one of the finest goals of in the competition’s history to give his reinvigorated side an unlikely lead.

Argentina continued their dominating of the ball throughout much of the rest of the second half but Renard’s team remained resolute, defending solidly and maintaining their lead to secure the most unlikely of victories.

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