Scaloni: “It’s difficult not to count on Messi, even though he’s tired he makes the difference”


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Scaloni: "It's difficult not to count on Messi, even though he's tired he makes the difference"

Lionel scaloni spoke after the victory of the Argentina Selection in view of Paraguay for the third date of the group stage of the America Cup, which meant early qualification for the quarterfinals.

“The first half we played a good game, then Paraguay improved and we lowered the level,” said the coach about the match in Brasilia.

Scaloni was repeatedly asked about the team’s downturn in the second half, a flaw that he also showed in the first two games.

“If it worries me? What worries me about the physical condition of the players, we had to do rotations. In the complement Paraguay had the need and that caused a drop in our performance”, assured the DT.

On speculation about the presence of Lionel Messi prior to the game, the coach said: “It is difficult not to count on him, he has been playing every game and even being tired he makes a difference.”

In addition, he referred to the qualification for the quarterfinals, the changes he will make in the next game and the performances of Di María, Agüero and Papu Gómez.

All the phrases of Lionel Scaloni at a press conference:

“I am very happy with the performance of Papu Gómez and Ángel Di María, they show that they are valid and can contribute to this shirt. The same happens with Sergio Agüero”

“The players worked very well for the team, to have a good defensive base we have to stay on this path”

“I am enjoying my second Copa América as a coach, although when the game comes it is difficult to maintain that feeling”

“Now that we are classified we are going to start rotating, because if not the players will reach the quarterfinals very fair”


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