Lionel Scaloni has everything defined for his debut in the Copa América, but he hides the team

Lionel Scaloni has everything defined for his debut in the Copa América, but he hides the team
Lionel Scaloni has everything defined for his debut in the Copa América, but he hides the team

The coach of the Argentine national team, Lionel Scaloniavoided confirming today the headlines that this Thursday they will face Canada at the debut of the America Cup 2024 from the United States, but he did announce that the midfielder Leandro Paredes You will have the opportunity to be there from the start.

The national team will face the Canadian team this Thursday at 9 p.m. at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta.

“I have the team, I have no doubts. I am going to give it to them this afternoon, they still don’t know. They are all available for tomorrow’s game, the ones we see best will play.”expressed the Albiceleste coach in a press conference when asked about the starting eleven.

“I could be wrong, but we always think about doing our best. The one who is best always plays with me. Paredes had to go out in the first World Cup match and for some reason now I have him by my side,” said Scaloni about the rumors about the midfielder from Roma that put him in the starting team.

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And I add: “We are fine, with clear ideas and the difficulty of this tournament. It will be a very difficult Copa América, as it always is. We are prepared for what is coming. The conclusions of the two games are that those who have played are fine”.

“We have resolved some doubts that we had with some. Let whoever plays show that they do not want to lose their position. The base we have always respects those who are not playing. We made some adjustments and we want to improve,” he said.

But he also praised the entire team: “We managed to have a process in the National Team. The balance, beyond the titles, is that we have enjoyed a lot. It is a pleasure to see them train and play, how they give themselves”.

“Even without winning, like in 2019, we continue and show that things can be done and that everyone is happy with what these guys provide. I have renewed ideas and strength. It is a nice challenge to defend the title,” he said.

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In relation to Canada, the coach evaluated that “it is the same as playing against a European. It is a good test. They have a very good team, with important players and a new coach who brought new ideas. In the last World Cup they played very good games , he hasn’t had the luck he deserved.”

“They are a difficult opponent. Anyone who thinks that everything has been said is wrong. The best in that country are there and the difficulty is maximum, especially at the beginning of a tournament. They can put us in trouble and we have to be prepared,” added Scaloni, remembering what the debut with Saudi in Qatar 2022 was because of the sayings that “it would be easy.”

On the playing field in Atlanta, the coach of Pujato, Santa Fe, said: “I didn’t step on it, I saw it from outside. The coaching staff saw it this morning, but we’re going to wait because they say it’s going to get better. I hope it’s fine.” good for the good of football,” he commented.

Source: Ambito

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