Scaloni: "The most important game now is the debut"

The Argentine coach Lionel ScalloniHe stated this Wednesday that wants to have all the players “available” for the debut on Tuesday 22 against Saudi Arabia for group C of the Qatar World Cup, although he clarified that there may be “nuances” among those summoned, with which he opened the door for striker Paulo Dybala, who would reach the limit after his injury.

“The most important match now is the debut”, Scaloni remarked about the particular moment he is living, less than two weeks before the World Cup and still without being able to have his managers. “It is a game that is played from the emotional, we want everyone available, beyond that there may be a nuance. Seeing the difficulty of the debut and the group, we need everyone available,” said the coach in an interview with CNN Radio.

“I am of the idea that there will not be 100% physical players in all the national teams but, yes, our idea will be that they are at their best football level”, explained the coach about the particular moment of the footballers, who are still competing in the European Leagues a week before the start of the contest. “It is true that we will do our best so that those who are not in full condition do not risk the last games, although whoever is well we do want him to do it because it is the best”Scaloni pointed out.

In fact, in the last few hours the non-participation of Alejandro “Papu” Gómez and Marcos Acuña in Seville became official, in addition to that of their teammate Gonzalo Montiel, sent off in the classic against Betis last weekend. At once, The DT’s statements were a nod to the Cordovan Paulo Dybala, figure of Roma from Italy, who suffered a significant injury to the rectus femoris muscle of his left leg on October 13 and would add minutes against Torino on the date of next Sunday.

“We are clear that in the last game some will not play but they are physically well and there will be others who will have to show it. We have technological tools to measure how they are physically. We need players who are ready for their debut, so we will initially summon those who are well”, focused Scaloni, who was hurt by the players who will miss the tournament, not so much because of the football aspect, but because of the particular situation each. “I am concerned about injuries on a personal level because they gave us a lot throughout the process and due to physical or technical decisions they are left out of the World Cup. This process is hard, we must think about the best for the whole group and they will be difficult decisions to assimilate,” lamented the DT.

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On the other hand, Scaloni clarified that they will do everything possible so that it is not Lionel Messi’s last World Cup, despite his 35 years, because he is “happy on a pitch.” “If we take care of him and if we manage him as we have to, there could possibly be more games for Leo, because the world of football asks for it and that is evident. So it’s up to us to take care of it.”highlighted the coach, who came out like this at the crossroads of a statement by the star himself, who anticipated in an interview that the Qatar event will probably be his last World Cup.

With his sights set on the debut on Tuesday 22, at 7 in Argentina, against Saudi Arabia, Scaloni outlined the meaning it has for the rest of the tournament: “It’s an emotional game, a different game for which he played world because the first match of a World Cup is the prelude. A positive result generates a different attitude. We will work a lot on the emotional, on not thinking so much about the rival but thinking about ourselves. Knowing what we have to do”, explained Scaloni, who played in the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Argentina will also join the zone with Poland, which has Barcelona’s striker Robert Lewandoski, and Mexico, led by Argentine Gerardo Martino.

In that sense, the coach tried to reduce the drama of the contest, seeking to take pressure off his players. “The most important thing is that they enjoy playing with this shirt, we made a lot of emphasis that the previous group was a success. Nothing happens tomorrow if you lose, life goes on. You cannot go out on the court thinking that if you lose, everything is wrong”, closed Scaloni, who has everything on track to continue in office after the World Cup but has not yet signed his renewal, awaiting the result in the maximum event.

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