Agüero could quit international football, claims his father

Sergio Agüero could follow Lionel Messi into international retirement should the Barcelona superstar go through with his vow to retire from representing Argentina.

This is the claim of Kun’s father, Leonel del Castillo, who said to Paladar Rojo on Radio Argentina: “If Leo (Messi) goes, I believe Sergio will also go. They’ll will leave room for new players.”

Kun’s also commented on his son being benched for most of the tournament, saying he could easily play up front with Gonzalo Higuaín, who was preferred, and using the Messi-Suárez-Neymar trio at Barcelona as an example of forwards coexisting.

Agüero admitted after Argentina’s heartbreaking Copa América Centenario final loss to Chile that several players could retire. Argentina have gone 23 years without winning a major trophy and the latest setback, a penalty shoot-out loss, seems to have taken its toll on Messi and others. Kun and Messi were pictured looking distraught after the defeat to Chile, in which Messi missed a decisive penalty.


There is a feeling Messi may go back on his impulsive decision to quit the national team, and if so Agüero is likely to stick around also. If not, the City striker may be able to put his feet up during international breaks in future.

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