Lucas BIGLIA has come out speaking to the press about the Argentina National Team.
It’s been a crazy week for Lucas BIGLIA. He started both of Argentina’s final World Cup Qualifying matches against Peru and Ecuador with everything on the line. And according to this interview with TyC Sports, he would have retired from the National Team had Argentina not made it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He also spoke about who he would like to see as the number 9 for Argentina. Here’s what he had to say:
Lucas BIGLIA on retirement:
“If we would not have qualified for the World Cup, I’d have retired from Argentina. Myself and several others would have stepped down. I would get to the Argentina team and I had MASCHERANO by my side. Now, thanks to God, I have him behind me.
On Gonzalo HIGUAIN:
“If they asked me to pick a number 9, I’d prefer HIGUAIN. He deserves another World Cup. I’d like to see him as the number 9 once more for the National Team and have him say goodbye in a different way. BENEDETTO and ICARDI are very good. AGUERO, it goes without saying which is why he was called. But I would also like to see HIGUAIN return.
The finals lost:
“The finals which were lost are a thorn. After the second Copa (Copa America final loss), a lot of us thought about leaving. But then the next day we wanted to be back. And we’re going for revenge.
Post match celebration:
“The celebration in the locker room was to let it all out, it wasn’t against anyone. When we didn’t speak to the press, I felt weird because I felt like we weren’t reacing the people (fans). The team doesn’t hate anyone. We started at zero and little by little we went for our objective: Russia.
AC Milan chartering a plane for him:
“I thanked the club (AC Milan) for putting me on the charter. I’m not that relevant for them to do that gesture to me.”