Arguable the greatest number 5 to have ever worn the Argentina national team shirt, Fernando REDONDO has given his opinion on who should wear that number for Argentina.
A legend in his own right, REDONDO didn’t have the best of careers with his country. That isn’t to say he wasn’t a great player. Due to controversy off the pitch, Argentina never got the best out of REDONDO but the former Real Madrid captain spoke with TyC Sports and had his say as to who should wear that number 5 shirt.
“Leandro Paredes has to be the number 5 of Argentina. I believe he’s the one that meets the conditions and is the one to play in that position. He could be the player that brings defensive balance.
“With MESSI up front, he could get him in situations which would be of advantage. PAREDES has the technique and the ability to do that, like GAGO did at the time.”
In regards to the young players being brought in, REDONDO hopes it ends with success.
“Now, there’s a process of change with young players but they have experience. I’m hoping that the Argentina national team finishes this process with a long-awaited success. We have the most important thing which is raw material.”
REDONDO also spoke about Cesar Luis MENOTTI being named as the general manager of the Argentina teams.
“I think he’s a suitable person. I’m hopeful of this project and I hope it ends with success which is what we all want. With a project and a structure, MESSI will be able to stand out much more.”