The president of the AFA was present at the Boca award ceremony and spoke about everything that surrounds the captain of the National Team.
The president of the AFA, Claudio “Chiqui” Tapia, was present at the ceremony for the title obtained from Boca in the 2019/2020 Super League that had been pending due to the Coronavirus pandemic. After the event, he referred to Lionel Messi in the Argentine national team, La Bombonera as a place where the National Team plays home and valued the work of coach Lionel Scaloni.
“I see Messi enjoying the team and it is what he deserves. Not that the National Team has to give him the obligation and everything depends on him. After a long time it has been possible for him to enjoy, “said Tapia in dialogue with TyC Sports.
“Messi is a positive leader and he does us a lot of good because we know what it represents for the group of players, the people and the leadership, “said the president of the AFA.
In addition to referring to Messi, he also analyzed the present of the Argentine team that finished the year undefeated in the South American Qualifiers, after four games and is escorted by the leader, Brazil.
“I’m a guy who tries to be an analyst and I took the previous playoffs where we had four points. Now we have ten, we are six points up and we take six to sixth. The next one will be with two very competitive teams like Uruguay and Brazil who will give us a measure, but we are going to get there well, “said Chiqui.
Likewise, the president of the AFA valued the task of Lionel Scaloni in command of the selected one: “We are supporting the project. Scaloni is marking a line of play. The first game was important to win, whatever it was, and with Peru another facet was shown, with sacrifice and enthusiasm“.
Tapia assured that La Bombonera, the stadium where the selected team made a home in the two matches they played in these qualifying rounds, is “comfortable” for the players.
“Players like La Bombonera, it fits them comfortable. It is a bit the home of the National Team“he added.
Finally, he gave his point of view on the ruling of the Disciplinary Court of the AFA on the River-Atlético Tucumán case. That match that was pending in the 2020 Super League Cup, because it was not played due to the non-presentation of Marcelo Gallardo’s team at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The Disciplinary Court made the decision, I found out last night. They have their powers, they have their autonomy. Whether it is fair or not, I will keep it to myself and will discuss it within the Executive Committee“Tapia pointed out.