Argentina started their World Cup journey with a massive shock. Saudi Arabia stunned the Scaloni boy’s in the opening match of Group C. However, the Albiceleste are determined to bounce back with the clash against Mexico.
Argentina’s manager Lionel Scaloni and striker Lautaro Martinez has had a press conference today, where they talked about a lot of things. Check out Scaloni’s exclusive words ahead of tomorrow’s clash.
Scaloni talked about the defeat against Saudi Arabia
Argentine boss Lionel Scaloni once again talked about the defeat against Saudi Arabia in their opening game. The manager said, “The first day is shocking, but the next day you wake up and think about the next game, there is no other. I have always been saying that we have to be prepared for when we can receive the blow, because it was all joy and in difficult moments is when we need the support of everything.”
Scaloni added, “There are games that can be won and lost, unfortunately it happened in a World Cup, but we are lucky that it happened in the first game. You can lose a game, the issue is how you get up.”
Scaloni on Leo Messi’s fitness
According to many reports, Lionel Messi got a knock during the match against Saudi Arabia. However, the manager confirmed that Messi is fine and ready for the next game.
Scaloni said, “I don’t know where it came from that Messi didn’t train yesterday. Leo is well, and we need everyone, including his colleagues, and everything seems to be going well. We have no doubt about that. On a physical level he is fine, on a moral level he is fine. There is no problem.”
Scaloni talked about Mexico
Manager Lionel Scaloni talked about Mexico. Scaloni stated, “Mexico is a very good team, as we were saying when the group stage was drawn, with a very clear idea of play, offensive and with a great coach. But we have a way to play, and we don’t have to negotiate it. Beyond the fact that we can receive a blow like the other day, we are clear that we have to continue the same and face it in the way we had thought before the game with Arabia.”