Ajax man Nicolás TAGLIAFICO stated that he’s still dreaming in regards to his World Cup call-up for Argentina.
Speaking to the media, here’s what TAGLIAFICO had to say:
“It still hasn’t hit me, for me, I’m still dreaming. I want to keep both feet on the ground and do my best. If you’re here, it’s because you are doing things well and could be at the top. My switch over to Europe made me see things totally differently. I have to see MESSI as another team mate and not think that I am next to the best player in the world.
“The dynamics of football in Europe helped me in adapting to the National Team.”
On Sunday, in a video posted by the Argentina National Team Twitter account, TAGLIAFICO said the following:
“To be with a national team like Argentina, where the best play, is an honor. Argentina are always candidates but there’s also countries that have had the same ideology of playing for some time. Teams that have been working the same way, like Germany and also Brazil are very difficult at a World Cup and obviously Spain. At a World Cup, there are always surprises.”
It’s been a roller coaster of a ride for Nicolás having recently made the move to Europe joining Ajax and suddenly finding himself not only with the national team but also as a starter in the World Cup.
It has been a long time, since the days of Juan Pablo SORIN, where Argentina haven’t had a natural left back on the team. Marcos ROJO has been filling that position for a few years and has done a respectable job for the most part but hopefully Nicolás can cement that left back spot and make it his own.