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Name Hernan Crespo
Gender Male
Ethnic Argentinian
Job Argentinian Footballer
Desc Hernan Crespo’s £35.5m move to Lazio from Italian rivals Parma in 2000 was the last time a club other than Real Madrid broke the world record for a football transfer fee


Org Argentina National Team
Club as Player Chelsea FC
  Inter Milan
  Parma FC

2017 04 14 Retrieve

[Hernan Crespo believes Inter are a better team than Milan going into Saturday’s crucial derby at San Siro] I have thought since the beginning of the season that Inter boast a better squad than AC Milan. Since Stefano Pioli’s arrival, you can see that reflected on the pitch too. Anything can happen in a 90-minute clash, but Inter are the better team

Since Stefano Pioli’s arrival, you can see that reflected on the pitch too. Anything can happen in a 90-minute clash, but Inter are the better team

Since Stefano Pioli’s arrival, you can see that reflected on the pitch too. Anything can happen in a 90-minute clash, but Inter are the better team. Milan allows you to enjoy football and the derby to the fullest, but as the game ends, you could be happy if you win or sad if you lose, but it is all over.

2017 08 14 Retrieve

[Hernan Crespo suggested Perisic may end up at Stamford Bridge] It’s possible he joins Chelsea. But he plays on the left, and on the left you have Eden Hazard, Perisic and Marcos Alonso. Maybe he could come in through the middle or to the right

2019 11 13 Retrieve

[Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina] Leo is very much loved, he is Argentina’s top scorer. He was unlucky enough to lose three Copa America finals and one in the World Cup. Imagine if he’d managed to win them …

Maradona is a declared Boca fan and played for Boca. Leo grew up in Spain; his whole life has been spent playing for Barcelona. Diego is probably more popular because it makes a huge difference growing up in South America rather than Europe

2020 02 28 Retrieve

[River Plate idol Hernan Crespo returns hoping to spoil their title celebrations] I am going back to the River stadium, with River fans inside, for the first time since 1996. It is impossible not to have strong feelings about that. I have been back with the national team and to see other games in those 24 years. The stadium will be packed and I will be there. It is going to be beautiful, a fantastic feeling.

2020 03 27 Retrieve

[After watching Lionel Messi miss a penalty in Argentina’s opening group game at the 2018 World Cup, Hernan Crespo pleaded for his compatriots not to be too hard on the national team’s talisman] Of course, we expect more from him. But Messi is not (Diego) Maradona. He cannot win the World Cup alone

2020 04 09 Retrieve

[Crespo admits it is ‘very difficult’ to be Messi] It is very difficult to be Messi, nobody can put himself in his place as nobody could, at the time, put himself in Maradona’s place. It is impossible to know what they think and what they live. It makes me happy to see him play in the national team, I would love, as an Argentine also, to see him become world champion. Leo is a guy who has been at a very high level for many years, receives kicks, gets up and carries on, always working. Actually, if you think about it, somehow it is soccer that owes Messi. But that is not going to take away greatness. We are Argentines and we want him to be world champion, I want it all my heart, but he goes beyond a title and he will not stop being immense.

2020 04 10 Retrieve

[Hernan Crespo says Lautaro Martinez could well be the new Sergio Aguero] We know Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala, while we’re getting to see what Lautaro Martinez can do. Lautaro could well be the new Sergio Aguero. He’s not as sharp in his dribbling, but he is more of a team player than Kun, who too often gets distracted and looks disinterested. Lautaro is always participating in the move, so he can play as a lone centre-forward or with another striker like Romelu Lukaku, even in a trident. I really like his mentality

[Crespo said of the two-time World Cup winner, a man he considers to sit alongside legendary figures of the modern era] For people of my generation, Ronaldo was a phenomenon. CR7 has had the good fortune, like [Lionel] Messi, to play at the same time and improve each other but for Il Fenomeno Ronaldo it was different. At the time there was probably not as big a stimulus that Ronaldo and Messi have today to improve even further.

Without a doubt Cristiano Ronaldo has shown incredible longevity but the way that Ronnie got in on goal and the things he used to do to get away from opponents make him unreachable

[Crespo is currently working his way up the coaching ladder, with a spell being taken in as manager of Argentine side Defensa y Justicia, but he hopes to return to Europe at some stage in the future] I would like to manage the teams I played for. sI want to go back to San Siro, so long as they do not pull it down. I dream of going back there every day, it is a magical place