Atletico Madrid coach Diego SIMEONE recently gave an interview with TyC Sports where he discussed the Argentina national team, Lionel MESSI and more.
A legend of the Argentina national team, SIMEONE has always been linked with the national team but due to various reasons, has yet to coach them. Speaking in the interview, SIMEONE has given a reason as to why he has yet to coach Argentina. Here’s what he had to say:
“I get excited thinking about it but the truth is I see myself as a coach who would work every day, who sees the growth of his players. I feel an identity with where I am and I’m in a place where I have more work to do.”
In regards to Lionel MESSI and his comments made during the Copa America:
“I understand that the important players in a team have to come forward and it’s for that reason they are leaders and MESSI acted as one.
“MESSI is the best player in the world. Why wouldn’t I want to coach him. MESSI carried the weight of Argentina at the Copa America. I don’t care about other statements, and I believe everyone is free to believe what they want; but I believe he acted as a leader during the tournament.”
Diego SIMEONE also spoke about Sergio AGUERO:
“I have never seen Sergio AGUERO work as much as he did at this Copa America. I saw good effort rom the three attackers and it talks about a message from the coach who looked for a way to win the title.”