“The defeat hurts but we must now think about Argentina” admits Costas

“The defeat hurts but we must now think about Argentina” admits Costas
September 9, 2023 – 10:56


The Argentine Gustavo Costas, coach of Bolivia, recognized on Friday night that the hard setback against Brazil (1-5), due to the initial date of the South American Qualifiers towards the 2026 World Cup, is a result “that hurts”, although he recommended think quickly “about Argentina”, their next rival this Tuesday in La Paz.

“The defeat hurts us all, but it’s over. Now we must think about Argentina,” said the former manager of Palestino of Chile, Independiente Santa Fe of Colombia and Alianza Lima of Peru, among other clubs.

In a section of the press conference he gave at the Mangueirao stadium in the northern city of Belém, the Argentine coach remarked that the Brazilian team “has two or three speeds more than us” to try to justify the defeat against them.

“This defeat cannot affect us more. For us, the match with Argentina is a final,” said Costas, also former Racing Club coach.

Along the same lines, goalkeeper Guillermo Viscarra stressed that the large drop “should not demotivate us. It was just a bad start,” he said.

“We will try to recover against Argentina,” promised the 30-year-old goalkeeper, a member of The Strongest squad.

Bolivia will host coach Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina this Tuesday in a match valid for the second date of the continental classification, which will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Hernando Siles stadium in La Paz.

Source: Ambito

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