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Name Juan Sebastian Veron
Gender Male
Nationality Argentina
Ethnic Argentinian
Job Argentinian Footballer
  Estudiantes president
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Org Argentina National Club
Club as Coach Estudiantes [president]
Club as Player Lazio FC
  Manchester United
  Chelsea FC

1998 06 30 Retrieve

[Two minutes after halftime, with the score tied at 2-2, Beckham was shoved down from behind by Diego Simeone of Argentina. Still lying on the ground, in full view of the Danish referee, Kim Nielsen, Beckham kicked Simeone in the back of the right leg, drawing a red card and an immediate ejection] With England on the defensive, the match didn’t seem winnable. But our never-ending battle was finally rewarded

2013 11 05 Retrieve

[Veron while at Chelsea being asked in an interview who’s the best english player] Paul Scholes

2014 05 10
Juan Sebastian Veron of Estudiantes kicks the ball during a match between Estudiantes and San Lorenzo as part of Torneo Final 2014 at Ciudad de La Plata Stadium in La Plata, Argentina

2018 08 04 Retrieve

[Juan Sebastian Veron speaks about the future of the Argentinian national team] It’s time to build a group. Obviously, if Leo [Messi] is eager [to be part of the national team], they would need to involve him little by little. I think we have to prepare the base, and once and for all, think about a team and not think about someone who can save us. Even more at this time, watching other national teams and how they faced the World Cup, it seems essential to think about a group

2019 09 19 Retrieve

[Juan Sebastian Veron considers the ongoing debate regarding the greatness of Lionel Messi compared to Diego Maradona is unfair] It is difficult, very complex. Some say Maradona, because he won a World Cup. Those who did not see Maradona and did see Messi are going to tell you Messi. I think those kinds of comparisons with players that have given us so much in football seem very unfair. Such discussions lead to nothing, they are useless

[Pressed to pick out the main differences between the pair] The era, the speed of football. The personalities, in a good way. Diego marked an era and today Messi is marking his own with different personalities, and different ways to play football. They are undoubtedly two historic players and we are lucky that they are Argentine

[Asked how he expects that coaching stint to go] In football, anything can happen. Undoubtedly [his arrival] generated great enthusiasm. Enthusiasm helps to diffuse many football differences. Then it will depend on the talent of his coaches, his talent and what he can generate on the field

[Veron worked under some iconic bosses in his playing days but does not consider former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to have been the pick] I didn’t pay much attention to the tactical details. In reality, I played, I paid attention, I knew what was being said - because obviously you are obviously within a group - but I always paid a lot of attention to team management, always. For me, the best at that who I worked with was Sven-Goran Eriksson. I hardly ever experienced any kind of problems in his teams. And they were groups with strong personalities. He got on with everyone very well and ultimately that made us win, especially at Lazio

2019 09 20 Retrieve

[Juan Sebastian Veron admits Manchester United could never have imagined that they would fall so far behind arch-rivals Manchester City] Never. That begins to change with the arrival of entrepreneurs… with the arrival of Roman Abramovich. Just when I went to Chelsea, it was the first year he was there. No one imagined that Man City could become what it is today

[Quizzed on the possible reasons for United’s regression] When you have one person who is in charge for 25 years, the adaptation takes time. Also, the club went private. And then a whole generation that marked an era of that United team, with clear rules, with clear conditions have gone. Before you had a group that each knew their role, off the field, that was an incredible generation of players, a well-formed group. That is very, very difficult to build. The club didn’t manage to do a smooth transition. Manchester United is suffering and trying to rebuild

[Veron said of the 1999 Treble winner] Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is there to build, to rebuild as someone who was at the club, who was part of that group. He was also part of Ferguson’s coaching staff, with Mike Phelan and his former team-mates. They will have to work hard to get back to how they were. Ole seems to me a coach, a manager who knows the club. He a good person, a very good person and hopefully it goes well. It will not be simple, it will not be easy

2019 11 23 Retrieve

[Former Argentina captain Javier Mascherano is set to return to the Primera Division after 14 years away with a move to Estudiantes de la Plata] We have travelled 19,000km to welcome Javier to the Pincha family. Estudiantes is your home, Mascherano. We have come all the way to Beijing to see a great friend and a great footballer, Javier. Now we are going to have dinner, a big hug to everyone in La Plata

2019 12 24 Retrieve

[Estudiantes president Juan Sebastian Veron confirmed talks have taken place with Vissel Kobe captain Andres Iniesta over a switch to the Argentine club] Today, we can’t say that there are negotiations with Iniesta. [But] yes, there are talks. [Trying to sign] Iniesta is something that people will not forget about, regardless of whether it materialises or not

Having Javier Mascherano in the club is an important fact, not only for Estudiantes but also for Argentine football, for all that he is as a person and a professional

2020 01 23 Retrieve

[Gabriel Veron: Brazil’s teenage star named after an Argentina legend] I’m certain you’ll achieve much more in your future

2020 03 21 Retrieve

[Ex-Inter Midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron discussed how the Coronavirus emergency is unfolding in his native country] It’s been a week since football has been stopped and the situation is becoming a bit heavy in our country. The government has set restrictions, we have to stay at home. As for the club, I feel for the guys, trying to understand how they are. As a club we have provided the infrastructure that we have in case the situation becomes more difficult

[The 45-year-old Argentinian then discussed current Serie A players that have similar qualities to the ones he possessed] Sensi and Luis Alberto look like me. Maybe Sensi has some of my characteristics. When I moved to Italy, they let me do little, because coming from Argentina the tactical part wasn’t my forte. In this sense Eriksson was the coach who understood me the most, with him I expressed myself at my best, he gave me complete freedom. Another player I like a lot is Luis Alberto, he is having a great season and he has some characteristics in which I see myself again

[He revealed why he wore the famous knee bandage for so long in his career] The sash I wore on my knee? It started at Sampdoria, with a dear friend who was also at Lazio and Inter, Sergio Viganò, a masseur. At the time I had a small problem with my knee and out of habit I wore it until the end of my career

[Veron spoke about Inter forward Lautaro Martinez and Juventus star Paulo Dybala] They are different players. Dybala is a player who can not only play as a second striker, but also as a trequartista. I don’t think Lautaro can do that, but inside the area he’s a player who is unlikely to make a mistake in front of the goal. They can play together, they’re young, they have a lot of years to improve everything they’ve shown over the years

2020 05 02 Retrieve

[Estudiantes chairman Juan Sebastian Veron happy to see a talented countryman thriving in Serie A for now] Joaquin Correa is crushing it. He must remain there in Italy