Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is excited about the chance to travel across Europe and visit some of his top stars at their clubs and admitted that a meeting with Barcelona counterpart Pep Guardiola will be a particular highlight for the trainer.
The ex-Estudiantes man is still in Bern two days after leading the Albiceleste to victory in a friendly against Switzerland. A fantastic hat-trick from Lionel Messi, his first in international colours, helped the South Americans to a 3-1 triumph in their first match of 2012.
Speaking to Clarin on Friday in the Swiss city, Sabella confided that he was planning a tour of several European cities, starting in Rome where he would take in Sunday's Roma-Lazio derby. And he admitted that a chat with Pep was high on his list of priorities.
"I am going to talk football [with him], that thing which feeds us spiritually. And I will enjoy everything that Pep allows us to take in at the weekend with his team," he explained.
"I have a lot of questions to ask Pep and I still have time to think of a lot more."
Sabella and Guardiola have already met once as coaches. The pair fought the Club World Cup final of 2009 at the helm of Estudiantes and Barcelona, a match that ended in a 2-1 victory for the Catalans.