One of Argentina’s most capped players of all time Javier ZANETTI has come out and given his support for his country.
The Argentina National Team and the AFA are, to put it lightly, a mess. Three different coaches in a year, a severe lack of planning across all age groups and a lack of resources (among other things) have left the federation in shambles.
However, the Inter legend has come stated that should his country and his team need him, he is there to help. Speaking to TyC Sports, here’s what ZANETTI had to say:
“I have always said that if the National Team needs me, I am fully available for my country and above all my National Team. I’ll defend it and help out as much as I can.”
ZANETTI also spoke about the World Cup and Lionel MESSI:
“It wasn’t a good World Cup and that’s normal because of how things have been the last four years. The changing of coaches, of managers. Qualifying for the World Cup in the last match. They didn’t get there with a calm head in order to be able to have a lot of time to work.
“Leo (MESSI) continues to be the best in the world. It wasn’t a good World Cup for Argentina as a team and if the team doesn’t do well, it’s complicated for Leo. But we have to take into account what he means for the world.”
Jose PEKERMAN’s name has been in the running as possibly taking over as director of football (who would oversee all age groups) but certainly having someone of ZANETTI’s stature can only help with everything.