I like Higuain very much, but unfortunately, he isn't contributing the way he does in Europe. He's playing very well for Juve and is in the running for a lot of trophies, but if he needs a rest, then why not give Icardi a chance?
— Gabriel Batistuta
Messi, even if technically is same or more, he doesn't have more charisma than Maradona had.
If I had gone to Madrid, I would have scored more than 200 goals, but I knew I would have got bored.
I never enjoyed being the star-man because as soon as you become the focal point of the team, you assume an extra burden of responsibility.
I came to Roma because the president here and the coach have a great will to win, and that's what I have, too.
I will end my career with Roma.
I will certainly continue in football in a different role. I will continue with my contractual, publicity and managerial commitments and finish my studies for coaching.
I could have become an E.U. player if I'd wanted to, but I am, and prefer to remain, Argentine.
It's difficult to find gaps with 20 players in 20 metres.
Sometimes the logic of football has no value at all.
I am fascinated by English football.
Messi is a winner.
You have to win before anything else.
Having played in U.S.A. in 1994, in France in 1998, as well as the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan - the first on the Asian continent - I have witnessed the excitement and passion unleashed in those different parts of the world.
I'm playing for the team. If I've got four goals, it's because the team are playing well.
To be in the national team is wonderful in it's own right. For me, playing against Brazil or Venezuela is the same.
I've made a lot of sacrifices to play for Roma and Argentina, but I don't seem to get thanked for it.
The number 9 has to be the one who scores the goals.
My problem is that I have no cartilage or tendons. My 86 kilos are supported by bones alone. That's what generated the pain.
Although I have never won a major trophy, I consider myself a winner because I helped Fiorentina to compete with the big boys.
In Argentina, everyone knows Manchester United, but the only ones who've heard of Fiorentina are people who follow me.
Scoring a goal is just the best feeling for a striker.
In my heart, it is possible that I would like to have an experience in England. I will wait for the right moment. I would like to give my utmost for the Florentines and then leave.
Bielsa knows everything about everything.
I want to expand my horizons and mix with different people.
I would like to give my best and score as many goals as possible.
I have had a positive experience in Qatar. It has not been too challenging, and it has given my ankles a rest!
It's fun to have wingers that cross the ball for you, but when two intelligent No. 9s play together, they understand each other better than with the wingers.
When Leo takes the record from me, it will hurt a little. But it's not just anyone taking it away. It's not a normal person. A Martian is taking it from me. That makes me feel a little better.
For me, practice and discipline are the magic words to become big in any sport, especially soccer.
It is a great pleasure for me to take on this important role as bid ambassador for the Qatar 2022 Bid, which I believe represents an essential expansion of the FIFA ideals to a new part of the world.
I go out to score goals, but I don't go out thinking about records.
You don't celebrate a goal differently just because it's scored against one team or the other.
Balotelli, and a few others, have everything that I would have liked to have. It angers me that he does not use his talent to his full advantage.
I have no intention of coaching Boca Juniors, and no-one from the club has approached me to do so.
I left football, and overnight, I couldn't walk. I wet the bed even though the bathroom was only three meters away. It was 4 A.M., and I knew if I stood, my ankle would kill me.
I received many offers - namely from Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Milan - but I preferred the tranquillity of playing for Fiorentina.
I want to win the Italian league. That's why I said no to Manchester United.
I am preparing myself to leave football. I have always thought that once you get past 30, it is time to reflect on when you should go, and that is what I have done.
If I ever leave Fiorentina, I would very much like to go to Manchester United because out of the three best teams in Europe - United, Lazio, and Barcelona - Manchester, in my opinion, is the best.
I know where I come from and what my roots are.
I'm content with what I have done in my career.
This is the World Cup, and you need all the elements in place: a good coach, luck, and a cohesive team unit are fundamental requirements.
A season with Fiorentina in Serie A? I could certainly try again.
Argentina have always had the best strikers in the world.
It would be spectacular if I could be the top scorer and win the World Cup with Argentina.
From my playing experience in Qatar, I know that it is a country and a region which will host a spectacular and passionate World Cup in 2022.
I want to broaden my horizons, speak a new language, meet new people, and experience a different culture.
I can see that the UAE is growing a lot as a football country, and there is plenty of opportunity to keep going and improve.
You go around the world, and you say, 'I'm the top scorer for the Argentina national team.' I liked that.