Riquelme on returning to the national team

Juan Roman Riquelme spoke in a press conference today and said the following about a possible return to the national team:

“I already said that in June I’ll be on vacation.”

“I’ve been clear and honest. I still think the same thing that I did eleven months ago. I’ve always wanted the best for the national team but I cannot work well with the manager.”


Otro cruce de Riquelme a Maradona: “No podemos trabajar juntos”

Diez días atrás, el técnico salió a cerrarle definitivamente las puertas de la Selección, pero hoy Román aclaró que él nunca pensó en volver. “He sido claro y honesto. Sigo pensando lo mismo que hace once meses”, afirmó el Diez de Boca.

ACLARANDO. “Ya dije que en junio voy a estar de vacaciones”, señaló Riquelme.

“Con el técnico de la Selección no pensamos igual, no nos manejamos igual y no tenemos los mismos códigos”.

Esta frase pertenece a Juan Román Riquelme y la dijo el 10 de marzo de 2009. Pero parece que a nadie le termina de quedar claro el tema, y todavía hoy, más de once meses después de aquel portazo del volante de Boca a la Selección, se le sigue dando vueltas al asunto.

Después de lo que pasó hoy, ya nadie puede dudar de que Riquelme no volverá a calzarse la camiseta de la Selección mientras Maradona sea el técnico. “He sido claro y honesto. Sigo pensando lo mismo que hace once meses. Siempre quise lo mejor para la Selección, pero con el técnico no puedo trabajar bien”, disparó Román en una conferencia de prensa después de la práctica de Boca en Casa Amarilla.

La semana pasada, en la previa del partido ante Jamaica en Mar del Plata, Maradona habló al respecto y dijo que Riquelme era un tema cerrado, en lo que ya parece una carrera para ver quién tiene la última palabra en este tema.


4 Responses to Riquelme on returning to the national team

  1. Maurice says:

    Why can’t you suck it up and just represent your country forget maradona he doesn’t have a brain. You know that argentina needs a play maker, you know that since you have quit messi has been struggling to perform please comeback

  2. Chris says:

    Riquelme is a P O S just like Diego is..

    Im one to admit, messi played a lot better when Juan was on the team, but for him just giving up on his Team and COUNTRY like that when we were in the worst moment, is being a Chump !!

    I agree with Pintadoazul on his thoughts of Riquelme, I didn’t before, but after his comments, I can careless about him.. dont get me wrong, i think he’s a great player, but he does tend to slow the game down too much, and play backwards more often then forward..

  3. Humbird says:

    I think he enjoys the attention he gets for this little drama he’s had going on for a while now.

  4. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Humbird, that’s an interesting point.

    He may very well be enjoying it.

    It just really burns me up to hear an Argentine player minimize a national team call up and an opportunity to represent Argentina in a World Cup.

    The ease in which he talks about not being interested in a call up and in playing a world cup because he will be away on vacation is just astounding to me.

    I can’t think of any other Argentine player that’s had such a terrible, disgraceful attitude towards the national team.

    I really hope he is never called up ever again to the national team.

    Good Riddance!!!!!!!!!!

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