The friendly match against Spain is shaping up. And there are great news for some talented players that have been relegated in favour of others during the last few months.
Alfio BASILE named a list with an exciting mix of experience and youth. Amongst those who can help the youngsters with their advice and leadership in the pitch there are a couple of stand-out figures like Roberto AYALA, Hernán CRESPO and Pablo AIMAR.
In AYALA’s case there is a special incentive because if he plays, he will equal Diego SIMEONE’s record with 106 caps for Argentina.
Before further explanations, here is the list of players that will be making the trip to Murcia:
The local players (those still competing in Argentina) were left out of this list because logistics and travels and time and competition being at the highest peak in Argentina were big obstacles.
I expect to see Fernando GAGO, Hugo IBARRA and Rodrigo PALACIO (to name just 3) to feature in our coming friendlies.
Highlights in my opinion:
I’m glad to see CRESPO back in the mix and listed amongst the finest of our younger talents.
Happy to see AIMAR looking as favourite to cover for RIQUELME as a playmaker. I’ve seen him playing for Zaragoza this season and he is looking fast and sharp, full of confidence.
Roberto AYALA played a great World Cup and he deserves to be back in the squad. He looks as number one favourite to claim the arm-band and become our new captain.
What would I like to see in the future?
A chance for Diego MILITO (provided he stays healthy) to widen our chances upfront even more.
And I hope Fabricio COLOCCINI is not called up again. I’ve got nothing personal against him. I simply don’t think he has the tools needed to play at the highest international level.