Legendary figure of the Argentina National Team and Inter was on Fox Sports Argentina to discuss the National Team, Lionel MESSI and more.
There’s been a lot of talk going around in the media since Argentina’s elimination at the FIFA World Cup. However, ZANETTI is adament that changes must be made to the National Team and that they have to restart from scratch. Here’s what he had to say:
“With the Argentina National Team, we have to start from zero. It’s time to construct the National Team. Analyzing the last few years, it’s logical to see what happened in Russia.
“The National Team is bigger than any player. If the AFA ask me for help, I would gladly help them but my career is in Italy.”
As seems to be the case for the better part of a decade, when talking about the Argentina team, one is always asked about Lionel MESSI. ZANETTI himself addressed the rumors that his club Inter were being linked to MESSI but quickly shot them down. He also stated that he’d like to see MESSI wear the Argentina shirt once more.
“It’s crazy nonesense. There’s no truth that we are out for MESSI.
“I’d like to think that MESSI’s time isn’t over yet. Hopefully we get to enjoy MESSI a bit more. At the World Cup, the team just didn’t work.
“You don’t have to compare MESSI and MARADONA.”
As for his playing career, Javier mentioned that he was surprised Inter spotted him and that he could have played one more year. ZANETTI also said that that newly signed Argentine Lautaro MARTINEZ is the future of the Argentina National Team.
“I couldn’t believe that Inter had noticed me. I could have played one more year but I wanted to retire on a good note.
“I believe that Lautaro MARTINEZ deserves an opportunity. He is the future of this National Team.”
And finally, a word on his former team mate with the Argentina National Team, Diego SIMEONE:
“El Cholo is becoming more and more (better) day by day.”