Cesar Luis MENOTTI was officially presented as director of the Argentina national teams and spoke at a press conference in regards to his ideas.
MENOTTI, who knows a thing or two about Argentine football, gave his thoughts on a few topics. In regards to himself, here’s what he had to say:
“I had never entered Ezeiza’s premises. TAPIA was the first one to invite me. The coach of the Argentina national team is above all. I am here to accompany, to help. I’ll be in everything. I want a national team that trains. We will take a look at the calendar, I want to fortify the Argentina team players that play in Argentina so that the coach can work. I am never anywhere I don’t feel comfortable.
“I will never interfere in the coach’s decisions. I am here to help, to advise. I want to unify the criteria between the presidents and the coaches of the clubs. I am one of those that believe that there are a lot of good players in Argentine football.”
In regards to Argentine players:
“I love that a player knows what it is to play for the Argentina national team. Argentina is a country that has very good players and are looking for a team. The teams are built like an orchestra, with good musicians but with also very good tests.
“When I look at the eyes of the coaches that are with the Argentina national team, I see that they are full of enthusiasm. I’m very happy with the desire they have.”
Talking about Lionel MESSI:
“I have no doubt that MESSI will be in the Argentina national team. But that doesn’t mean that just because Leo comes back, that we are saved. Playing with the national team is an invitation, not an obligation.”
The team which surrounded Diego MARADONA and what he wants to do:
“If you look at the team MARADONA had at the World Cup in Mexico, you would see that he was surrounded by players of a very high level. The first thing we have to do is to form a team of very good players.”