Lionel Scaloni, DT of the Argentine National Team, confirmed that Lionel Messi “is fine” and, although he did not confirm the team to face Brazil in the South American Qualifiers, he announced that he will make “some changes.”
In a virtual conference from São Paulo, the coach accepted that he could modify the eleven a little to manage energy for the triple date heading to the 2022 World Cup.
“I have an idea of how the team will form, but we still haven’t been able to do a training session with those who played against Venezuela. We will probably make some changes thinking about the continuity of matches. “
“The changes are not due to a matter of taste, because it is proven that everyone has performed. It is important to be able to enjoy everyone and that the team does not suffer.”
Regarding the state of the captain, after the very hard kick he received against Venezuela Scaloni was calm: “Leo (Messi) is fine. It was a scare, but luckily he is fine. We will confirm his condition 100 percent this afternoon, when we do work field “.
Regarding Sunday’s game, where the rival suffers several casualties due to the refusal of Premier League clubs to give up footballers, he commented: “Whoever plays, Brazil is always an important rival. He is coming off an incredible positive streak and proves to be up there with his high quality players. We will face the game with the utmost demand. “
“We take all the games in the same way, regardless of the rival. We try to do it in the best possible way always, with maximum demand.”
“We are prepared for different circumstances. There are moments in the game, and you have to know what to do at all times. We are clear about what to do when we have the ball and we also know that the opponent plays.”
“Today we think about adding, beyond reaching the leader or not; the main objective is to qualify for the World Cup and how to get there.”
“Brazil continues to be one of the best teams in the world. Looking for solutions (due to the lack of players) enriches the coaches,” he reinforced.
And about the tense situation that was experienced because the main European leagues did not want to deliver the players to South America, the DT confided: “I imagine that a clear and inflexible position will be taken for the next FIFA date.”