“Nothing fazes him.” Maximiliano Meza earned that particular piece of praise from none other than Jorge Burruchaga, a former FIFA World Cup™ winner with Argentina and La Albiceleste’s current general manager.
It also happens to be true. Since arriving at Independiente in 2016 at the age of 23, Meza has distinguished himself as a holding midfielder, attacking midfielder and a winger – his natural position – playing a key part in the club’s 2017 Copa Sudamericana win.
Nevertheless, Jorge Sampaoli did not call on Meza’s services until March this year, as he continued his search for options down the flanks.
In making his senior debut in the 6-1 friendly defeat to Spain, Meza played on the left side of midfield, acquitting himself well despite the scoreline.