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“Messi and Riquelme were fighting,” revealed ‘Checho’ Batista, his former coach

“Messi and Riquelme were fighting,” revealed ‘Checho’ Batista, his former coach

The coach who coached them both at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games assured that the figures of that Argentine team “were fighting” at that time.

The Argentine coach Sergio Batistawho directed the argentine national team who won the gold medal in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Gamesrevealed today that Lionel Messi and Juan Román Riquelme “were fighting at that time.”

“How I enjoyed those Olympics! How well the sons of bitches played! (sic) How well they played, I had fun!”recalled “Checho”, 61 years old, in a relaxed interview in The Turkish Beach thinga program hosted from the beach by the former soccer player Claudio Garciawhich is issued by Youtube.

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While reviewing the consecration, Cambric He also revealed an unknown detail even about the relationship between Messi and Riquelmewho today maintain a great bond, to the point that the captain of the Argentine world champion team attended the farewell match organized by the idol of Mouth in June 2023.

“I saw that they were fighting. Lionel and Román were fighting at that time. They came from the major and were fighting at that time”confirmed the coach of the team that won Argentina’s last gold medal in soccer in the Olympic Games.

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Messi and Riquelme in the Olympic team

Messi and Riquelme in the Olympic team

And, when it was pointed out to him that these differences were not noticeable on the field, Cambric explained: “Román is a very badass, the son of a bitch is alive” (sic). And he insisted: “Román and Lionel at one point didn’t get along well, now they do. But seeing those guys play, the truth is, how can it be.”

To close, regarding the instructions he could give to two players of that category, he acknowledged: “I told them the way to play that I wanted and liked, and then they played.”

In those Games, Argentina won by 1 to 0 Nigeria in the final, with a bit of Angel Di Mariaand achieved his second consecutive gold medal in that discipline.

Source: Ambito

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