Diego SIMEONE has come out and commented on the Argentina National Team.
Ever since El Cholo won La Liga back in 2014, many Argentina fans have been asking for Diego to take over as coach of the Albiceleste. Of course on paper, he has certain merits. Two league titles in Argentina, a La Liga title in Spain, a Copa del Rey and even two UEFA trophies to his name. Not bad for someone with a fairly young managerial career.
However, when asked about whether he would like to coach his country one day, SIMEONE has always stated that he would like to but in the future. SIMEONE was on “El Larguero” where once more he gave his thoughts on one day coaching Argentina and he also gave his opinion on the comparisons between Diego MARADONA and Lionel MESSI. Here’s what he had to say:
Diego SIMEONE on Argentina:
“I hope Argentina works hard for these two matches and that they arrive to the matches well.”
“I live football day in and day out. The National Teams are for a later time. I need to have the feeling of it all every day, the adrenaline. I don’t see myself preparing for a match for four months while at home.”
“At the same time, I feel like I can be better as a coach, there are things I could be better at before being coach of the Argentina National Team. I’m 47 years old, I’m still a kid.
Diego SIMEONE on MARADONA/MESSI:
“It’s different times. One is more emotional than the other, one has better numbers than the other.”
A very diplomatic answer by the Atletico coach when asked about Diego MARADONA and Lionel MESSI. Could his answer about how he hopes Argentina are preparing well be an indication on how he feels about his country? That perhaps they have lacked preparation in the past?