MADRID, Dec. 13 (.) –
The Argentina coach, Lionel Scaloni, was satisfied this Tuesday with the pass of his team to the World Cup final in Qatar, after beating Croatia (3-0), at the same time that he surrendered to the figure of Leo Messi, hero of the Albiceleste with a goal and an assist, which he considered “the best in history”.
“Sometimes it seems that we say it because we are Argentines, but I think that Messi is the best in history. I have no doubt, he generates things in his teammates, in people. It is lucky and a privilege that he has the Celeste and Blanca on “said the Argentine at a press conference after the game.
The coach was emotional after the win, although he acknowledged that he is already thinking about the final. “We celebrate because it is something very exciting, but there is still a step left. It is a moment to enjoy, but we already have to think about what is to come,” he said.
“I try not to get emotional. I’m in the dream place for any Argentine. When you represent your country it’s impossible not to do what these guys do, it’s exciting,” added the former Deportivo de La Coruña player.
In addition, the Argentine coach did not want to ‘get wet’ facing the final next Sunday and preferred not to choose a rival between France or Morocco. “I never went looking for rivals, let whoever has to touch us touch us. They are two great teams,” he settled.
Scaloni also had words of appreciation for Croatia and highlighted his good game, beyond the result. “I think we’ve played better games than this one. The rival makes the victory and the context even bigger. Playing against this team is not easy, for a reason they are the current runner-up in the world,” said the coach.
“In the first minutes they handled the ball, we knew it could happen because their midfield is very difficult to score. We understood that the game had to be played that way. We did what we had to do,” the former soccer player acknowledged.
Lastly, he analyzed the path of the Albiceleste in the World Cup and thanked the fans for their support. “When we lost to Arabia, the people were with us. We felt everyone’s support and that is unmatched. We all went in the same direction. We all want the common good, we are all fans of Celeste and Blanca,” he said.
“This coaching staff radiates hope. We have experienced very strong things in the national team. We live for the national team and we suffer like the fans. For those who are not Argentine, I know it is difficult to understand how we experience football,” he concluded.