Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has insisted that he would swap everything he has won to win a title with Argentina.
Argentinaa s last major title came in 1993 when a brace from Gabriel Batistuta ensured a memorable win the final of the Copa America against Mexico. For a nation which has produced so many world class talents over the years, a title drought of 22 years is surprising to say the least. They had a great opportunity to end this run when they faced Germany in the final of World Cup last year, but it was once again a case of a almosta for the South American side.
This Copa America provides La Albiceleste provides them with another opportunity to break this drought as they look to win their 15th Copa America title. Argentina have already secured their place in the next round and are likely to face the third place holder of Group A or C.
Manchester United star Angel Di Maria has voiced his eagerness to win this tournament with his nation. The 27-year-old, who won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2014, has said that he would swap everything he has ever won for chance to lift a title with Argentina.
“I honestly think I would swap all that I have won in my career to win something with the Argentine national team.
“We were just a step away [in the World Cup last year] and we felt it was almost ours. And I think there can be nothing more special than winning something with the shirt of your national team.
“There is no comparison. Everything you can win with your club is special, it’s spectacular. Winning the Champions League was the best thing that has happened to me at a club, the best thing that happened to me in my life. But I don’t think anything can compare to winning something with your country.
“Because it’s your country, because you feel the shirt, you feel the support of a country behind you. We experienced that in Brazil. Every time we went out on to the pitch, we knew there were 40 million Argentines behind us, millions of Argentines in Brazil sleeping on streets, sleeping in camper vans. And you feel that.
“There were millions of Argentines who didn’t have tickets, but they didn’t care. They were there to support us and they left behind millions of things to come and see the SelecciA?n, come and watch us play and support us. So that’s why there is no comparison.” a The Manchester United midfielder said in an interview.