To some gifted, talented, visionary but to others controversial, hated, underachieved.
Some will choose to remember him during the zenith peak of his career back in the late 90’s and early 00’s when he was the midfield general for Sampdoria, Parma, Lazio and of course Argentina.
How about his time leading the midfield engine for his boyhood club Estudiantes de La Plata to winning in titles domestic, continental and almost on the world stage in 2009 against Lionel MESSI’s Barcelona?
And of course there is also those bad times in 2002 and his unsuccessful spell in England.
To summarize in one phrase , he is Argentina’s “Man of Mystery” . I’m sure we all have our personal opinions about him and I respect that.
But for me, with his playing days behind him, guess I would prefer to remember some of the most memorable moment. After all he did have his fair shares of great contribution for both club and country.
Here are a couple of those moments from the Little Witch
Scoring from a corner for Lazio in 1999 (?)
Scoring from a free kick for Man Utd against Bolton in 2001
BTW, I was trying to look a video of him doing the rabona skills, think it was against Chelsea in 2002 but was unable to find it.
So what is your memorable moments?
Anyway on behalf of fans of Argentina worldwide, a BIG Happy Birthday shout out to the Little Witch! Vamos La Brujita!