Argentina’s Riquelme won’t play under Maradona

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) – - Boca Juniors veteran playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has insisted he will not don the colours of Argentina again as long as Diego Maradona is coach.

“As long as Maradona is coach I will not return to the national side – we are not on the same wavelength,” Riquelme told Argentine television.

“It’s clear we cannot work together,” the 30-year-old insisted.

“The national side is over for me – I say that very clearly. I learned from the radio that I was not going to play against France (a February 11 friendly with the South Americans won 2-0 in Marseille). I have principles and they are not those of the coach,” Riquelme complained.

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