ARGENTINA captain Luis Scola slid into journalist Sofia Martinez Instagram DMs to apologise for taking his 'frustrations out on her'.
Scola took to social media to express his regret for the blunt interview he had with Martinez after the Argentinean basketball team lost to Slovenia with a score of 118-100.
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The whole team was frustrated with Monday's defeat at the Tokyo Olympics and the 41-year-old admitted that they 'did everything wrong', including their post-match interviews.
Scola DM'd Martinez the following: "Hi Sofia, please forgive me if I took my frustrations out on you.
"You asked the same questions I would have asked. My frustration was with myself and the team. I'm sorry if I made you feel bad.
"We did everything wrong yesterday, including the interviews with the press."
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Martinez immediately accepted Scola's apology and confirmed there is no hard feelings.
The TV Publica journalist also described the incident as a 'lesson learned'.
Martinez replied: "Luis, thank you for this message, you didn't have to do this and it means a lot.
"For me it was 100 per cent a lesson learned."
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Scola added that he also felt bad for Martinez's colleagues who were also there after the whistle.
The former NBA ace expressed his hope that Argentina will bounce back against Spain and Japan.
Scola added: "I know that I didn't have to, but I didn't like how I acted and I wanted to tell you.
"This includes your colleagues. They were there too. I hope that we can bounce back in the next game and get back to our best.
"All the best and I'll see you soon."
During the intense post-match interview, Martinez asked a visibly irritated Scola if the defense had been the reason behind their loss to Slovenia.
He responded: "118 points, 48 from one player, It seems pretty obvious that the defense was not where it needs to be to win a match at an Olympic Game.”
She then, asked for his opinion on how he saw the team: "It seems pretty obvious to me too … Right now, bad. Today we are not in a good moment, we are not playing well".
Martinez ended the discussion by asking him if he managed to enjoy his debut at the Olympics despite the unsuccessful start.
Scola replied: "It seems to me that this is not the time for this question, somewhere in between the games you ask me and yes, but right now I'm not thinking about that …"
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