Walter Samuel revealed what will happen to Lionel Messi in the quarterfinals of the Copa América

Walter Samuel revealed what will happen to Lionel Messi in the quarterfinals of the Copa América

During the post-match press conference, “The wall” He expressed that “We are happier with the result and with how the first phase went,” although he was cautious: “Now comes the elimination stage and we have to be more prepared.”

The technical assistant of Scaloni He also referred to the performance of Lautaro Martinezwhich was dispatched with a double against Peru: “He’s doing very well and we’re very happy for him too.”

In addition, he highlighted the work of the goalkeeper Emiliano Martínezwho finished the group stage without conceding goals: “This shows that the team is solid. In addition, when he had to intervene, he did it very well.”

What Walter Samuel said about Messi’s presence in the Copa America quarter-finals

Besides, Samuel did not want to confirm anything regarding the presence of Lionel Messi in the quarter-finals: “We’re going to go day by day to see how things feel. From now until Thursday we have several days.” And he added: “When he is not there, we have to change our style of play a little, but not much because there is ‘Fideo’ (Di María) who can also play on the outside.”

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The Argentine National Team finished the group stage of the Copa América with a perfect score.

When asked about the development of the match against the Peruvians, he analyzed: “We had to vary because they were a little low and it was difficult to find spaces, although in the second half we managed to do it.” Furthermore, he said that “at halftime I told the boys to stay positive. Luckily they didn’t lose their positivity, because they can get upset, but They didn’t. We asked them to be patient because at some point we would find the spaces.”

In this last match of the group stage we saw a team with several players who are usually substitutes. Regarding this situation, Samuel He was very happy because “they deserved the opportunity to be here today because we see how they train. “We have full confidence in the 26 we brought.”

Finally, he analyzed his possible rivals: ““Ecuador is very strong physically and has made a lot of progress in terms of football. If they play against us, they will be tough, just like Mexico, who we already played against in the World Cup.”

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