Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni held a press convention in Texas earlier than his staff’s pleasant match in opposition to Mexico on Tuesday.
Lionel Scaloni’s counterpart is not any stranger to the Argentina nationwide staff and even Lionel Scaloni himself. Gerardo “Tata” Martino, present supervisor of Mexico, was Argentina’s coach just some brief years in the past. As for Lionel Scaloni, the 2 are Newell’s Outdated Boys graduates.
Nonetheless, Scaloni does anticipate a tough match on Tuesday. Talking on the press convention, he spoke concerning the Argentina staff, the finals misplaced, “Tata” Martino and extra. Speaking concerning the staff, right here’s what he needed to say:
“If we solely thought of outcomes, the call-up checklist would have been very totally different. At one level throughout the match in opposition to Chile, we misplaced management of the sport. The staff acquired collectively only a day prior and lots of of them are younger. It’s tough to take care of the rhythm for big intervals of the sport. Mexico takes management of the match and so can we. We’ll hope to take management.
“On the Copa America we performed in a sure method as a result of we had different gamers, we attempt to virtually dot he similar with totally different participant traits and we hope it succeeds.”
Scaloni was requested concerning the finals misplaced and if they’re a failure:
“Argentina performed three finals. That might have meant profitable two Copa’s America and a World Cup. There’s a really effective line. Had Argentina gained the World Cup, we’d not be saying this. Saying Argentina failed is sophisticated. Two of the finals misplaced had been on penalties.
On enjoying in opposition to “Tata” Martino’s Mexico:
“We’re going up in opposition to a facet with high quality and for me, will quickly be among the best. They’ve nice gamers and a coach with a really clear enjoying model.
“It will likely be take a look at for us and for the gamers I’ve called-up to see how they are going to reply on this match. Mexico is virtually enjoying at residence and it is going to be take a look at for what is going to come up in opposition to us.”