Scaloni: "We put forward a very difficult match"

“We got through a very difficult match. Australia is a good team”, said Lionel Scaloni, the coach of the Argentine National Team, regarding the 2-0 victory against Australia in Beijing. “The conditions were not ideal because we had players who were on vacation ten days ago and had to interrupt themThis was a very complicated FIFA date,” said the coach in statements to the Argentine press.

Asked about the demonstrations of affection of the Chinese public towards the world champions, Scaloni only managed to say “too much darling, as if we were there” and preferred to focus on the performance of his team: “The idea of ​​the game is always the same, then we adjust the system” He said and added: “We decided to play this way, with Nico González open and to make nine at some point. Sometimes it could be done and in others not. The truth is that we did not have much time to test it because Nico missed the plane in Italy and arrived a day later,” he said.

Scaloni also made reference to the debut of Alexander Garnacho in the major selection: “You have to go step by step with him, we don’t have to rush. I gave him the minutes to get used to it. The idea is to give all the boys a few minutes so that they can get used to it. It’s good that they push from behind and it fills us with pride that they compete at the highest level,” she said.

The coach from Santa Fe also confirmed that Lionel Messi, Nicolás Otamendi and Angel Di María will not be part of the delegation that will travel to Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, this Friday for the game next Monday against the local team. “It is a fair decision that they rest from all the hustle and bustle they had in the year and that they go with their families. They did not ask me to. I am going to make several changes for that game. The idea is to continue adding people” indicated that Scaloni who closed his contact alluding to the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa to the Uruguayan technical direction.

I’m glad Bielsa is directing again, it’s a pleasure to have him in South America, facing him will surely be less.” expressed the coach of the world champions after the victory against the Australians.

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