Cesar Luis MENOTTI came out and spoke about Lionel MESSI, Sergio AGUERO and Argentina coach Lionel SCALONI.
The current general manager of the Argentina national teams and World Cup winning coach hinted that he wouldn’t want MESSI to play against Venezuela. Speaking to Radio Gol, here’s what MENOTTI had to say:
“It scares me that MESSI plays. I see him emotionally fatigued between the Champions League and the national team. I see him very tired. He has a lot of obligations and with a lot of emotional baggage, a lot of responsibilities at his feet.”
In regards to the current Argentina coach Lionel SCALONI, MENOTTI said that
“I’m not the one who signed SCALONI. I have an excellent relationship with him, he’s someone who’s very anxious, but I didn’t bring him in. He’s evolving and he knows it. We have been very up front with him and I’m here to help.
“He signed a contract and when the Copa America is over, a decision will be made.”
About the players which were called-up for the matches against Venezuela and Morocco, MENOTTI mentioned Sergio AGUERO’s absence.
“The responsibility to decides who gets selected is that of the coach, I have the responsibility of debating, teaching and learning. When he showed me the list, I told him it looks good. AGUERO now is doing brilliantly but five months ago he was on the bench.”