The former Argentina and Manchester City striker – who retired in 2021 due to health issues revealed that Lionel Messi was upset at him for “drinking too much”.
“I drank a lot but I didn’t eat. We were world champions. If something were to happen to me, let it be there,” he told Tyc Sports.
“Leo [Messi] got angry and told me ‘stop’. How [do I] stop? We are world champions, so happy.”
“I said: ‘All good, you’re world champion, but my back hurts.’ And there he got off. He was on his knees afterwards.”
He also revealed that he turned down an opportunity to join the post-tournament celebrations in Buenos Aires.
“The boys wanted to take me with them to Argentina,” he said.
“They told me to hurry up because the plane was leaving, saying ‘Come on, come on. Let’s present the passport, everything’.
“I was leaving with the national team and then I remembered that I had my son in the apartment, I couldn’t leave him lying around. I called Benja and told him I was going there. He was so primed that I forgot about everything.”