Rodrigo DePaul, one of the referents of the selected Argentine world champion in Qatar 2022he assured in an interview that “as a team” they were “the best selection” in history.
“Forgive me, but this is the best national team. I’m not saying it out of ego, there were even better players, but as a team we beat all the champions“, De Paul justified himself in an interview with TyC Sports.
“We beat the American champion (Brazil), the European champion (Italy) and the world champion (France). We also finished the qualifiers without losing, we won in Bolivia and Peru and we broke the unbeaten record.” explained the “Scaloneta” midfielder.
“I feel like this and I don’t want anyone to get angry because Argentina has an extremely important and rich history”DePaul added.
The flyer asked no one gets angry but his sayings have not fallen very well to the ear of some historical referents of the Selectionespecially in those who became champions in ’78 and ’86.
The first to answer was Peter Pascolichampion with the team led by Maradona and Bilardo in Mexico 86. who spoke to Super Deportivo on Radio Villa Trinidad: “I invite De Paul to see the 86 World Cup and our team that was undefeated champion. This team lost to Saudi Arabia, who had never beaten us before“.
“It seems to me that DePaul it was not correctIt’s not an offense, mind you, but you can’t see it well. Each Selection had its moment. The important thing is that we have made a city happy, not just them, but also us from 1986 and the boys from 1978. Only the national team can unite a city, incredibly, when it should be normal.” Basque olticoecheaanother of those who lifted the cup in Mexico 86.
On the other hand, Daniel Bertoni He too did not share De Paul’s statements: “I am proud to have worn the national team shirt and that Argentina has three World Cups. Comparisons are very bad, since the three had setbacks in the final but were able to turn the situation around and win the World Cup. Proud that Argentina has three stars”.
Now, the one who spoke was the phyllo duckwho grabbed his cell phone and recorded himself in a video he shared on Instagram.
“I want to express my opinion on the declaration of Rodrigo De Paul, who broke it at the World Cup, in the national team, in the Copa América, everywhere”, began Pato, legend of the Argentine goal.
“If you ask Kempes OH Tarantinithey will say the same thing, that the best one was the one from the 78. If you ask Roger OH BurruchagaThey will say the same thing, that the best one was in 1986. Rodrigo has every right to have his say” said Fillol, focusing on the ex Racing, while leaving him some advice.
“The only thing that generates controversy is that sometimes it is better not to say one, but the others. I was very young when I won the world cup and they asked me the same question. Many times. And I’ve always said, and I’m saying it now, that you can’t tell if you’ve been the best or the worst.”
“Time, which is the wisest thing, will put you in the place that corresponds to you. It’s what I’ve always said and what I think. Maybe Rodrigo De Paul was because he said it, but let’s not generate controversy,” asked the Duck.
“Let’s not make controversies and let’s enjoy this wonderful World Cup that we have won. Let’s not start hurting ourselves with these things. They are not good for football, the country or the players. Let’s not hurt each other, let it be over now.”
“Let it be a small controversy, Rodrigo has every right to have his say”, concluded the Duck, wise as time, at 72 years old.
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