Lionel Scaloni spoke in a press round after the Argentina National Team’s 2 to 1 victory against Bolivia in La Paz. It was the first win there since 2005, this time in a match for the second round of the South American Qualifiers. And the DT praised the former River Plate player, Exequiel Palacios.
“Everyone who entered did well. With changes we always try to improve. They gave us freshness and entered very well, “the coach started on a general analysis and the changes made.
When asked about the performance of the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder, he said: “In Exequiel Palacios I found a great soccer player who continues like this with us and I played for his club. We appreciate it and we know what it can give us ”.
“Taking the initial 15 minutes, the team dominated and knew what they were playing. We completed the process of the game, which was to hold the first minutes and draw in the first half, that made us want to start the second, “he analyzed about the great victory.
La Albiceleste fell 1-0 with a goal from Marcelo Moreno Martins, but found equality near the end of the first half thanks to Lautaro Martínez. The 2 to 1 final came thanks to a good play between Lionel Messi and Lautaro that ended up defining Joaquín Correa.
The one who also spoke in the virtual press round was the author of the second goal, Joaquín Correa: “I always had the intact faith of coming to the National Team, which is the greatest there is. I’m very happy to have scored and to have helped the team ”.
“The coach told all of us to try to be aggressive with the ball, to try to be vertical. In the goal I thought about hitting him first because I know that this field and this ball are difficult for goalkeepers ”, he analyzed about the game and his goal.