It’s been a month since Argentina lifted the World Cup and club football is back in full swing, so we caught up with our Global Football Ambassador about his reflections on Qatar and his view on domestic matters as the leagues across Europe reach the half way mark
It’s a month on now from Argentina becoming world champions - now it has settled down a bit, what has it meant to you?
You were heavily involved in the celebrations on the pitch and in the stadium, how special was it that the squad saw you as one of their own?
Now we have to ask, what on earth was going on with Salt Bae? Were the Argentina players wondering who on earth he was as he tried to get in on the celebrations? What were you guys saying about him on the pitch and in the dressing room?
Are we about to see an influx of Argentine talent to the Premier League? Who do you think can come to England and make a mark?
It’s back to the routine of the club season now, and in England we have seen your old club Manchester City stumble. They don’t seem to be clicking right now - why is that?
Is it unthinkable that a team can have a player in Erling Haaland who scores so many goals and not win the league?
You worked closely with Mikel Arteta, and the comparisons to Pep Guardiola are obvious, but what was he like to work with and what are the key differences between the two managers?
At the time of writing the questions, Arsenal hold a five point advantage over City. How daunting is the task of having to close that kind of gap for City? Surely it brings a pressure that affects the freedom to go out and play without inhibition?
Who do you think will come out on top in the Premier League title race?
Liverpool and Chelsea are ten points away from the top four, and opposition teams no longer look scared when they face them. Have they lost their aura, and how hard will it be to get that back?
Barcelona beat Real Madrid in the Cup recently - what kind of message does that send out to their rivals about the remainder of LaLiga season?
Gavi has received a lot of plaudits after that game, what are your thoughts on him and do you think he will hit the heights of the famous Barca midfielders of recent times in Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta and Fabregas?
The race for the top four in La Liga looks like it’s going to be an epic battle this year. Who do you think will be joining Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Champions League places?
Enzo Fernandes saw a move to Chelsea collapse earlier this month. Can you really see him staying at Benfica past the summer - and should he be playing at one of the top clubs in world football? If so, is Spain a better option for his game than England?
West Ham are struggling, but Manuel Lanzini is not getting game time. You know him well, are West Ham making a mistake by not using him - and does he need to leave?
The transfer window remains open for a while longer, how much movement do you think we’ll see across Europe in the coming week or two? Are there any clubs or players in particular you have your eye on?