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Selection: the alternatives that Scaloni is considering if Messi does not play against Ecuador

Selection: the alternatives that Scaloni is considering if Messi does not play against Ecuador
Selection: the alternatives that Scaloni is considering if Messi does not play against Ecuador

The national team coach has three options available to play without Messi against Ecuador in the quarter-finals of the 2024 Copa América. Find out what the alternatives are.

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The captain of the Argentine national team, Lionel Messirecovered from the contracture he suffered, but his presence in the match against Ecuador for the quarter-finals of the Copa America 2024 is in doubt, therefore, the coach Lionel Scaloni think in variants.

The Rosario native trained alongside his teammates after suffer from discomfort in the groin and thigh who suffered in the match against Chili (left it out vs Peru) and will be evaluated.

In case the footballer of Inter Miami is not in good physical condition, Scaloni think of three alternatives to make up for his absence.

Scaloni’s options to play without Messi

In that sense, Nicolas Gonzalez could take the place of Messi With Angel Di Maria and, Lautaro Martinezwho is the top scorer in this edition with four goals, would play instead of Julian Alvarez.

On the other hand, another possibility is that he chooses to use a duo of centre forwards with Martinez and Alvarezso there would be no room for Gonzalez and From Mariabut would have to opt for one of the two. The one who would be left without a chance is the Fiorentina player.

Finally, another option is to fill the midfield with four players, that is, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes and Alexis MacAllisterand could join Enzo Fernandez, Guido Rodriguez either Exequiel Palacios.

Source: Ambito

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