09/01/2021 at 7:38 PM CEST
Argentina, after winning the Copa de América, is already preparing the next championship. The national team faces in the following days three clashes corresponding to the World Cup qualifying rounds. They will face Venezuela on Friday (at 2:00 am), on Sunday against Brazil (at 9:00 pm) and the following Friday against Bolivia (at 1:30 am).
Coach Lionel Scaloni has not yet revealed the line-up with which he will start against Venezuela: “The team will not confirm it yet because just yesterday we did the first training session. We talk to most of the players to see how they are physically. Not much will change from the last game of the cup final, “he explained.” There are three games in a few days and you have to manage your forces. TWe will also have to be attentive to the yellow ones. Anyway, we will always put what we think is the best“, he claimed.
In addition, he praised the soccer players for attending the call despite the pandemic situation in Latin America: “I want to emphasize the predisposition of our footballers for wanting thisr. It is a step forward that this selection took. With regard to the clubs, we have never had a negative. We talked and came to the conclusion that they had to come, “he added.”I think the fan identifies with this team because of how they defend the shirt. The players always give their best, and I think that forges a mutual affection, “he said.
First match after rising as champions of the Copa América
The coach explains the added difficulty after being the team to beat: “Now a new challenge begins. All teams will want to beat the champion. We have the need to get points and have a good qualifying round, “he confessed.” It will be a mistake to think that the job is already done. All rivals are difficult, we must try to do things in the best way because the level of difficulty will be maximum “, he pointed.
In addition, he spoke of the recent signing of Paris Saint Germain, a scenario unknown to date: “Coming to the National Team is totally different from a club. We know that Lionel is competing in a great club and that is the most importante “, he assured. And he reiterated that a complicated stage is beginning:” We were champions a very short time ago and now we have to get back up to speed. If we had not become champions, we would also have to continue competing. This is a wheel and the only thing that counts is to give everything, “he concluded.