Lionel scaloni, the coach of the National Team Argentina, spoke after eliminating Colombia on penalties in the semifinal of the Copa América and appreciated the efforts of the players. “This group excites me, keep pushing forward”said DT.
In addition, he remarked on the great performance ofdra Martínez, the figure in the shots from the twelve steps: “We are happy with Emiliano’s performance, he is transmitting security. The goalkeepers get along well, they support each other and we like that.”
He also referred to the good entry of Ángel Di María, the statements of Neymar and the final on Saturday against Brazil.
All the phrases of Lionel Scaloni at a press conference:
“The entry of Leandro (Paredes) and Ángel (Di María) gave us a little more air. We started to have more of the ball and Ángel’s one-on-one is one of the best”
“I told the players that you have to enjoy penalties. If it’s a burden, it’s a problem. You have to banish that. They have to feel comfortable, even at a time like this.”
“Here it is not important who plays a starter, who plays 60 or 30. Everyone has to contribute and they have understood the message. Ángel gives us what we lack when the rival puts us in compromise and it is very important”
“Neymar said that he wants to face Argentina in the final because he feels it, it is understood that it is with good intention”
“There are things to correct every game, even when you win 3-0. We will talk about it these days. Luckily we have time to talk about everything.”
“We are going to play a final against our lifelong rival. And we hope that people enjoy it, that it will be a good match. Obviously we want to win, but we have to enjoy it. Hopefully everything is given to make it so.”