Batistuta is rightly annoyed that Lionel Messi has taken away his Argentina goal-scoring record.
Batistuta, a former forward who played for Fiorentina, Roma and Inter Milan, among others, has since revealed he was slightly displeased when Messi broke his record, although he was happy to be beaten by someone he considers to be from outer space.
The duo are well ahead of Sergio Aguero and Hernan Crespo, with the Manchester City star netting his 35th in Argentina's 1-0 friendly win over Russian Federation on Sunday. It's not just any old thing.
"But the advantage I have is that I'm second to an extra-terrestrial".
Lionel Messi, captain of the Argentinean soccer team, has confessed that he regretted his decision to leave the Argentinean soccer team after being eliminated in the Copa América tournament in 2016.
"He'll finish with double the goals that I've scored".
Messi, a five-time Ballon d'Or victor, has frequently been compared with another Argentina legend, Diego Maradona, throughout his career but has often been criticised because the nation has not won a major title since he has led the attack.
Messi is on 61 goals from 110 appearances having overtaken Batigol's record during the Copa America Centenario past year.
The final match of Copa America in 2016 that Argentina lost to Chile hurt Messi a lot.
Batistuta said he was frustrated to have Messi break his mark, but he paid tribute to the Barcelona superstar. You can not give the ball to Messi all the time.
Even Messi's countrymen are angry with how good he is. You are called up because you have a role at your given club and you have personality. "When they criticise me, I experience it differently".