Sabella looking forward to 'talking football' with Guardiola

Currently preparing for a European tour that will begin in Rome, the Seleccion head has plenty of questions for his old rival from Barcelona
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.