The legendary Gabriel BATISTUTA has recalled a story he has involving the current Argentina National Team.
Gabriel BATISTUTA, the second all time leading goalscorer of the Argentina National Team, has come out and told a story regarding himself and the current Argentina National Team. BATISTUTA, who was on a TyC Sports, spoke about how he was recently with the Argentina National Team (he didn’t specify when) and how some of the players reacted to him being there. He also spoke about Lionel MESSI and Gonzalo HIGUAIN. Here’s what he had to say:
Gabriel BATISTUTA on the Argentina National Team:
“I entered the dressing room and half of them didn’t even extend their hand. There was a certain coldness to it, that’s how it was. I took it as something that is generational. I have nothing to do with them. However, I would have liked for them to greet me, not for who I am but because at one time I played there and shared the dressing room.”
Gabriel BATISTUTA on the mess that is the AFA:
“I don’t think they disrespected me, maybe they just didn’t feel it… I think they didn’t get help from the coaches, there’s no world champions around there for example. BILARDO’s one of the coaches who has won the World Cup and he didn’t even get a ticket… My God, that’s insane. It’s an incredible mess.”
Gabriel BATISTUTA on Lionel MESSI and Gonzalo HIGUAIN:
“I really like HIGUAIN. But it’s obvious that he’s not doing the same thing he’s been doing at Juventus. MESSI could have stayed in Spain and avoided travelling 14,000km to hear us criticizing him.”
While BATISTUTA did not specify on when it took place, one could speculate that it was at Copa America or even a World Cup Qualifier which took place in Argentina.