Gabriel Batistuta is an Argentine legend who scored 54 goals in 77 appearances for the Pumas during an international career that spanned 11 years, although it does not take away his annoyance that Lionel Messi recently beat his proud national goal scoring record.
Nevertheless, he takes comfort that he was beaten by a talent out of this world and can see the Barcelona forward continuing his own terrific goal scoring form for his country, which will double his own total and is unlikely to be ever exceeded.
Reported by Telefe, via the Daily Mail
"It was a title that I held. It's not just any old thing. You go around the world and people say, "he's the top scorer for the Argentina national team.
"I think I got to 54 or something like that. Lionel has more and will get almost double what I did.
But the advantage I have is that I'm second to an extraterrestrial."
Sergio Agüero is now the joint-third top goalscorer in Argentina's history behind only Lionel Messi and Gabriel Batistuta. pic.twitter.com/8s2xlZRsKl— City Watch (@City_Watch) November 11, 2017
Batistuta will also be relieved that he has a cushion of 19 goals on Manchester City's prolific striker Sergio Aguero, who scored a