Giovani LO CELSO and Federico FAZIO spoke at a press conference on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s match.
The two players have yet to take part in a single minute at the 2018 FIFA World Cup but are there to help the team. LO CELSO, who plays in France, had this to say about the match:
“I try to contribute from my end where ever I play. Obviously I want to play, just like any other player but I try to add to the team day by day.
“We know we are up against a big rival. They have very good players, they were undefeated in the group stages. But we have our guys and I believe it’ll be a big match.
“In the group stages, we played different types of teams. France, with the space and speed that they have, can create something big but we are a respectED national team. We will have to take the necessary precautions and take advantage of what we have. Now, every match is a final.”
Federico FAZIO stated that winning is important and just as much as having a winning mentality.
“The winning mentality is important in any aspect and what you have to do is continue with that mentality, become used to winning and go in as if every match was the last.
“We are a very united team both on and off the pitch. We knew that the win would come by working the way we worked.”
When asked if Argentina are now favorites to lift the trophy, FAZIO had this to say:
“We don’t think about that, we think about getting as close as possible. We have to think about the next match, to work in the best way possible to get to the quarter finals and think only about what’s coming, which is what makes us get closer and what makes us grow as a team.”
Neither of the two men feature in the rumored eleven which we posted earlier for Saturday’s game.