Maradona was asked by Ole about a possible callup for el Cuchu Cambiasso and Maradona said the following:
“I don’t have him for my team. It’s a matter of tastes. I don’t have anything against the kid, on the contrary, I’ve known him since he was little, but no. Because of the position where Cambiasso plays, on the left side, it doesn’t seduce me.”
So, Maradona has no use for Cambiasso, who just completed his best season ever in Italy, but he has endless amount of praise for Jonas Gutierrez.
I am really baffled as to what Maradona sees in Gutierrez.
Too bad for Cambiasso who really does deserve a callup to the national team.
I think that he would be able to fill that role on the left side of the midfield alot better than Gutierrez, who is able to run alot, but does not contribute much to the teams attack and is very inconsistent with his marking.
What Argentina needs on the left side of the midfield is not a sprinter, it needs someone that can participate in the play buildup and cover that zone effectively.
Gutierrez will be playing in a second division league this season while Cambiasso continues his very successful run with Inter.