Sergio Agüero was forced to retire from football in December 2021 but there were reports, including a statement from the former player himself that he would join Argentina for the World Cup.
Agüero gave an interview on Monday where he spoke about a number of topics. One of which was the Copa America itself but he did give an answer regarding him joining the Argentina national team for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Speaking with TyC Sports, here is what he had to say:
“I’m going to Qatar and we will see after in what role. It was a nice chat. Chiqui has acted very well with us and he was the one that asked us to meet. In the next days we will continue to talk and see in what role I will go and see if we will go to the World Cup draw. Now, this week, we will resolve everything. What Chiqui has always stated is that I will be with the boys, I will be there. It’s to be next to them.
“I want to look for a role with Argentina. What happened to me is very recent and I got offers from different places but I want to enjoy it and to be calm, not like when I wasn’t able to when I was playing football.
“For example, it’s the first birthday I was able to spend with my son in Argentina with his and my family, all of us together. That for me was good and as a player I couldn’t do that.”
Regarding winning the Copa America with the Argentina national team:
“After what happened to me, I thought at least I won a title with the Argentina national team. It was something that with all of my team mates we were waiting and dreaming of and the truth is that I am left with the month we were there for the Copa America. It was my last joy. Today I look at photos and it makes me smile.”