The technician of the Argentine national team, Lionel Scaloni, spoke at a press conference after the 1-0 win over Peru, by South American Qualifiers Heading to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, in the last duel of the triple date.
Argentina consolidated much more in second place in the CONMEBOL Qualifying table, behind Brazil, one step away from going to the World Cup next year.
Scaloni left these sensations in the press conference at the Monumental stadium, of River Plate:
“Today the third game was noticed in South America in just a few days, but we carried it forward as we wanted. Playing a triple date here is exhausting. The important thing was to win to take another step towards the World Cup ”.
“Peru played their game, we knew what they were going to do and if it wasn’t for the penalty, they hardly kicked the goal. But it is a team that has a good footing and did what it had to do, although we had it under control ”.
“Di Maria played a good game and in the last 20 minutes we were looking with Nico Gonzalez for a little more depth but he played a good game, we know he is good and he played a good game.”
Meanwhile, prior to Scaloni, spoke Emiliano Martínez, known as Draw, at a press conference.
“What happened in the Copa América can influence the behavior of the players when kicking penalties, it can be.”
“I think it was not a penalty, it was shot very well. He had been pulling before and screaming, looking for contact, I told the referee and he didn’t pay attention to me ”.
“We knew it was going to be a difficult opponent, they had nothing to lose, it’s a very tough team with an Argentine coach like Gareca, who knows our game well.”
“We didn’t play the way we wanted to, but we got the three points. Defensive strength is giving us a lot of joys, we know that if we defend well we can score points ”.