Biglia announces Argentina retirement: “It’s time for me to step aside and for the new generation to take over”

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Lucas Biglia during an Argentina press conference at the team's base camp in Bronnitsy, near Moscow, on June 24, 2018. (JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Lucas Biglia during an Argentina press conference at the team’s base camp in Bronnitsy, near Moscow, on June 24, 2018. (JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Lucas Biglia has decided to end his international career and will be focusing solely on Milan from now on.

In perhaps the most exciting match of the tournament, Argentina lost 4-3 to France in the World Cup Round of 16 and have been eliminated from the competition.

After the match today, Biglia, who was involved in just one match in this World Cup – playing 54 minutes in the opening match against Iceland – announced that he is retiring from international football.

“Until the 2-1, apart from the complications of their speed, it seemed to be that we had a great game,” Biglia told Fox Sports. “This is football. We leave with great sadness, because it is the end of the road for some of us. I hope that those who follow can work with less pressure and take Argentina to where it deserves to be.

“It’s time for me to step aside, to be honest with myself, to say there is a new generation rich with talent and it’s time for them to take over.” The 32-year-old regista will now focus only on Milan.

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Sheva
Sheva
2 years ago

To be fair, they already took over your position on the field, your bench seat is to be passed on.

cuongminhtran
cuongminhtran
2 years ago

Underwhelmed player….

Larryoil
2 years ago

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alaric
alaric
2 years ago
Reply to  Larryoil

i agree..but he is useless if milan use 433…must change to 4312

alaric
alaric
2 years ago

wrong decision i think….he can replace maschreno who is retire…he still has 2 good season with his country…but now he can focus at milan and relax when international week break !