Claudio CANIGGIA spoke about being left out of the 1998 FIFA World Cup squad as well as the inevitable comparison between Lionel MESSI and Diego MARADONA.
It is no secret that Claudio CANIGGIA didn’t see eye to eye with then coach Daniel PASSARELLA. The coach left the long haired CANIGGIA out of the 1998 World Cup squad mostly (if not all) due to the fact that Claduio refused to cut his hair short. Despite still performing for his club, CANIGGIA was left out of Argentina’s 1998 World Cup squad.
Speaking with radio La Red, here’s what he had to say.
“In 1998, I was the best in my position and PASSARELLA cost me a World Cup by not calling me up. In my position, I was the best. It hurt me to miss out on the World Cup because it’s something that is played every four years.”
Claudio CANIGGIA about Lionel MESSI and Diego MARADONA:
“If he wins the World Cup in Russia, it would depend on how he wins it. If he’s the star like Diego in 1986, a lot of people will think he can be his equal but not to surpass him. MARADONA is the most incredible player I have ever seen.”