Lionel Scaloni, DT of Argentina, did not confirm the team to face Ecuador for the quarterfinals of the Copa América, he maintained the doubt of Cristian Romero, but remarked: “Beyond the rival, we have a clear way of playing, that is not it’s going to vary. “
In a press conference at the AFA site in Ezeiza, before leaving for Brazil, the coach pointed out that “with the players we have in the squad, the way we play is similar in all games.”
“The more minutes we have possession of the ball, the better,” he added.
“I still have the doubt of Cristian Romero, we are going to wait one more day. In case he does not recover one hundred percent, Germán Pezzella would enter“, advanced on the first central, who suffers a slight strain in the knee.
Meanwhile, he kept an unknown in midfield, but confirmed Giovani Lo Celso: “He will start. We hope he plays a good game, we always trust him. Now he is in good physical condition.”
“Whoever plays in the middle of the field plays, we are managing to be solid. It is a group issue and not an individual one. We continue working on that,” said Scaloni, who also announced that Lautaro Martínez “will start.”
“Our mentality is to go game by game. We have to give everything to keep moving forward and for the team to continue working,” he answered when asked if he is looking to get the “team by heart.”
MAXIMUM RESPECT FOR ECUADOR
Lionel Scaloni assured that they go with “humility” and “respect” before the team led by Gustavo Alfaro.
“Ecuador is a rival of maximum difficulty. We must respect it and go out onto the pitch with total humility. It will be a very difficult game.”
“Ecuador has fast players and they push a lot. We must take advantage of the moments. We will try to have the ball and find spaces. They have a dynamic team with young players.”
Argentina will face Ecuador this Saturday, from 10:00 p.m. in Goiania.