Mac Allister and the frustrated start in the National Team: “Scaloni had the balls to tell me the truth”

Mac Allister and the frustrated start in the National Team: “Scaloni had the balls to tell me the truth”

The midfielder of the Argentine national team Alexis MacAllisterwho became a key part of the team that was crowned world champion in Qatar 2022revealed details of the World Cup, in which he had the particularity of winning an MVP to Lionel Messiand highlighted lionel scalonicoach who added him to the successful cycle.

“My first memory of the National Team is not very good… Speaking about that Qualifying date (first day towards Qatar 2022), I arrived in Argentina, it was the start of the Qualifying, we had Ecuador at home and Bolivia as a visitor. When the match in Ecuador arrives, the day before Leo Scaloni grabs me and tells me that I was going to have the chance to play as a starter, that I looked very good and that he wanted me to play as a starter before the last training session.”revealed the England Brighton footballer.

In the same sense, he added: “Training passed, the day of the game arrived and Alexis was out. At that moment it was a bit frustrating, then we went to Bolivia and I had to go to the bank. After a while I had the opportunity to talk with him and he told me that although he had told me before that he wanted to start me in training, he had not seen me well, he thought that I was not in the best shape and ended up leaving me out. Perhaps it was a moment that was not so good, but at the same time it helped me a lot to know that I had to be one hundred percent”.

Later, in dialogue with AFA Estudio, he was asked about his relationship with coach Scaloni, and he did not hesitate: “I always emphasized the human more than anything. In this profession, telling the truth is something very important and as I said before, he approached me and had the balls to tell me the truth and that it was not right at that moment. I always his I emphasized that part a lot. Afterwards I am obviously very grateful for the confidence that he always gave me on the pitch.”.

On the other hand, Mac Allister emphasized the World Cup in Qatar 2022, and spoke about the particularity of having been the only player from the Argentine National Team to win an MVP during the contest in addition to Messi.

“When I won it, they asked me who I would give it to and the truth is that I would give it to Leo. Everyone knows how important it is for us and all the things he does on the pitch, it’s very difficult not to give it to him. But the It’s true that there were also very good performances, I think Leo also named Juli in the game with Croatia, who could easily have won it. Everyone would have given it to Leo in every game, but the team had great performances”, he assured .

Finally, the midfielder told what are the “treasures” of the World Cup that he keeps: “I have the one from the debut with Mexico, I have the one from Poland I think it was the first goal and then I have the one from the final, the two from the final. I gave the rest to family, friends… But I kept those three that I felt were a bit the most important”.

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