In an exclusive audio clip obtained by the BBC, David Ibbotson, 59, expresses concerns about the plane.
Both the pilot and the Argentine player, 28, died when the plane crashed in the English Channel close to Guernsey.
“They’ve entrusted me to pick him up in a dodgy [plane]. Normally I have my lifejacket between my seats but tomorrow I’m wearing my lifejacket, that’s for sure,” Mr Ibbotson said.
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