Lionel scaloni, the coach of the Argentina Selection, anticipated the debut in the America Cup in view of chili, referred to the cut of important players in the list and expressed concern about the cases of COVID-19 in other delegations.
La Albiceleste will be presented this Monday in Group A, starting at 18 (Buenos Aires time).
Here are the best phrases from the conference in Rio de Janeiro:
TRAINING FOR THE DEBUT
“I have almost confirmed the formation. There will not be many changes compared to the last game. I will wait for one or two players who are in discomfort.”
“The goalkeeper is not confirmed yet.”
THE DISABLED ON THE LIST
“I spoke with them, they have my explanation. I gave them the reasons why they were left out.”
“I think the moment I decided to call 33 I knew that I had to face the fact that some players were going to be left out.”
“We always work with the utmost honesty and we believe that we do what is best for the team.”
THE CONCERN ABOUT COVID AND THE GAME STYLE
“We are having concern with what is happening. There are delegations that suffer infections and it is a little what was feared. We hope that everything will go on normally.”
“The way is a bit the game with Colombia because the team played very well and it was not finished with the victory. The operation is, it is evident, we must correct some things. The idea is more or less the same.
“If the field is bad, it is the same for both of us. We always prefer it to be good for the show.”
“Agüero has the same possibilities as his teammates. He is recovering training and is available. He is an important player like the rest of the teammates.”
Messi, Agüero and Lautaro together? “We usually play with three forwards and an offensive scheme. It could be a possibility, it will be seen in the Cup.”
“I am not a fan of looking at possession statistics. In the last game we had 9 or 10 goal situations and that is the most important thing. The team has a clear way of playing and we are not going to change
A CHILE WITHOUT ALEXIS
“We recovered players from the last game against Chile and they no longer have Alexis, which is a significant loss. But they are still a competitive team, with good individualities.”
“Chile knows what it is playing at and continues to have the greatest difficulty.”
“Alexis is one of the best in the world in his position. When a team loses its top figure it becomes stronger. It is a significant loss, but Chile has players to replace it.”
THE NEW HEADQUARTERS IN BRAZIL
“We would have liked to play in our house. Even if there is no public, you feel at home. We have lost that possibility and now we are playing in Brazil and we hope everything goes well. Let it be a football party.”