The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Di María blanked that he will play in the Argentine National Team until the Copa América 2024: which teammates convinced him to continue


'Fideo', scorer of goals in all the finals that Scaloneta won, recognized why he revoked the decision to leave Albiceleste. Who were the ones who insisted?

The story of Ángel Di María with the Argentine National Team will have one more chapter


This was revealed this Monday by the Rosario striker himself, who whitewashed that he

changed his decision

prior to the consecration in the World Cup in Qatar 2022 due to the insistence of his teammates, who asked him to continue, at least, until the next

Copa América 2024

, where the Albiceleste will defend the title.

'Fideo' has a statistic that measures his link with the National Team:

he scored goals in all the finals that meant titles


To Nigeria to win the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medal;

to Brazil in the 2021 Copa América final;

to Italy to win the Finalissima;

and the one who shouted before France to get the third star.

Before reaching the Major League, in 2009, he was also the Under 20 World Champion in Canada 2007.

Speaking to

TyC Sports

, Di María left behind that post after the victory over Venezuela for the South American Qualifiers in which he slipped that it could have been his last time in the country with the National Team shirt and also his statements in Bilbao, where he He had set the World Cup in Qatar as the deadline.

Nearing his 35th birthday on February 14, the man who emerged from Rosario Central revealed

who the Scaloneta players were

who, during the concentration at the University of Doha,

"inflated his balls"

to continue sharing moments together.

"These guachos want me to continue. Before the final,

Lea (Paredes), Rodri (De Paul), Licha (Martínez), Cuti (Romero) were always breaking my balls with how I was going to leave the National Team

, which is one of the things that I love the most", said the current Juventus player from Italy.

"I started to think, it was obvious after he won that he wanted to give a little more,

I still feel good, I'm fine, I was always honest about it

. When I realize that it's not going, I'll step aside.

I'll try to get to the next Copa América

and if I don't, I'll get off before," he stated, by way of clarification.

And what will be the objective in the competition that will be held in the United States and with 16 teams?

"For me, for Leo (Messi) and for those who come,

winning the Copa América again is desired

. We love what we are experiencing and it does us good to see all the people happy."

"It hurt me to be told that I was shitting in finals"

Last week, just over a month after the consecration in Doha, 'Angelito' gave an extensive interview to the sports newspaper Olé, in which he admitted that he had not yet fallen short of what winning the World Cup meant.

"Not yet, heh. There we are. People remind you of it at all times and there are moments that do, moments that don't... When you see photos, when you see images. I see the Montiel prison constantly. But I think that one is falling little by little and he is realizing what he has achieved," he


-You talk about those who always banked you, but at some point did you think of stepping aside?

What was the criticism that hurt you the most?

-What hurt me the most was that criticism that ended up hurting you.

The one that did not give us to be in the Selection.

For example for me, personally, that I shit in the finals, that I was never there for the finals, that something always happened to me.

In the end God gave me that revenge and after three finals in which I could not be 100% (2014 World Cup and 2015 and 2016 Copa América), and in the next three (2021 Copa América, 2022 Finalissima and 2022 World Cup) I was able to be 100% and show that that really wasn't what was happening to me.

But they were things of life as you say.

Injuries that had to happen to me for something and now they didn't happen to me and it ended up being what it was.

Those criticisms are the ones that hurt the most.

Not just one, because I still play the same way, I'm in Europe, but for those who are in Argentina always listen to the same thing,

it hurts one too much.

And that's why sometimes one says that's it, I'll leave her, but they are the ones who always told me no.

-Before the Copa América you said: "I'd rather be bitched by 40 million Argentines than have a coffee in Paris."

you were not wrong...

-It is clear that he was right, that the one above helped me say that and helped me to be able to win the following objectives.

Apart from that, I always felt the love of the people, when things didn't work out I always had that recognition and I will never forget those moments, from 2014, 2016, 2017. I think that football is like that and it gave us the possibility of As of 2019, with Scaloni, things will change.

I always say it, I have the thorn and bitterness for my former teammates who couldn't make it and we were so close.

look too

Lionel Messi spoke for the first time as a champion: "I knew that God was going to give me a World Cup, from that day everything changed for me"

Lionel Messi's regret for Topo Gigio to Van Gaal and the "Go there, fool": "Everything that came out was natural"

Lionel Messi's sincerity about the 2022 World Cup in Qatar: the memory of Maradona, the hit of 'Muchachos' and the message to his adolescent self

Angel Di María: "It hurt me when they said I was shitting myself in the finals"

The moving story of the stamp that made Lionel Messi emotional in his first interview as world champion

Andy Kusnetzoff wrote a letter to Lionel Messi and read it to him in person: his reaction upon hearing it

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-01-30

You may like

Sports 2022-12-21T21:41:35.961Z

Trends 24h

News/Politics 2023-03-23T21:11:00.039Z


© Communities 2019 - Privacy

The information on this site is from external sources that are not under our control.
The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.