Javier Zanetti and Esteban Cambiasso showed again this week with their fine performances against Chelsea, helping lead Inter into the quarterfinals of the Champions League that they are players that belong on the national team.
Argentina desperately needs a fullback that can defend and make attacking runs like Zanetti.
Argentina needs a midfielder that can defend, make accurate passes, help with the play buildup, make attacking runs and score goals like Cambiasso.
According to the Argentine media, Maradona has made up his mind and plans to tell Zanetti & Cambiasso that they will not make the WC squad.
If that does happen, it will be an absurdity and an injustice of the highest order.
Maradona was in the stands watching Inter against Chelsea this week.
Should that be interpreted as a good sign, that Maradona was at the game because he is still considering both players for the WC squad?
If not, then why did Maradona bother attending the game?
Only to observe Samuel & Milito?
Zanetti has been a great player and leader of the Inter team for over a decade. Cambiasso has been an important part of the Serie A winning Inter teams of the last few years.
It was really interesting to see both players talking to Mourinho during the Chelsea game.
Proof of the respect that Mourinho has for both players, that he only consulted with them about tactics in the middle of a highly important game.
Zanetti & Cambiasso are highly respected and considered very important players, in a big European club, by one of the most important and best managers in the world but not by Maradona.
I’m hoping for an Inter run deep into the Champions League.
If Inter make it to the Champions League Final or perhaps win it, will that influence Maradona’s decision about Zanetti & Cambiasso?
Will Maradona change his mind and bring both players into the WC squad?
I really hope so because they are both players that can step in to the Argentina lineup and immediately help the team defensively and provide the team with much needed attacking options.
It will be a real shame and huge loss for Argentina if both players are left out of the WC squad.