Pablo Maffeo spoke about being called up to the Argentina national team.
Maffeo is born in Spain to an Argentine mother and has been called up to the Argentina national team for the November World Cup qualifying matches. Lionel Scaloni has included the 26 year old left back for the two games. Speaking with his club Mallorca, here is what Maffeo had to say:
“Today, it’s the best national team in the world, it’s pure excitement.
“I got to the car and it was all happiness. The first thing I did was call my mother, obviously. She didn’t believe it at first. She thought I was playing one of my jokes on her.
In regards to when Scaloni called him:
“He asked me and obviously I told him yes, that I would be proud of it. And for my family.”
About sharing a locker room with Lionel Messi:
“I think it’s unimaginable. To be able to share trainings, a locker room, a training camp with the best football player in history is great.
Regarding the two matches being at the Bombonera and the Maracaná:
“They are two top stadiums in the world. Emblems. And to be able to go there, obviously it gives you goosebumps, surely.”