Franco ARMANI of River Plate on the Argentina National Team: “There’s more enthusiasm”

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Franco Armani Argentina
Franco Armani playing for Argentina.

River Plate’s Franco ARMANI may have cemented a spot with the Argentina National Team during his country’s friendly match against Colombia.

During only his third cap for Argentina, ARMANI wore the captain’s armband following Nicolas TAGLIAFICO’s substitution. The veteran shot stopper pulled off some fine saves against Colombia and while at the airport getting ready to leave New York, ARMANI spoke to the media. Here’s what he had to say:

“Personally, I am happy and for the group as well for the two matches which we had. The balance is positive. My team mates gave it their all. Each of them wants to be there (with the Argentina National Team) and took their chances. There’s more enthusiasm.”

Franco ARMANI vs. Colombia

18 COMMENTS

  1. I want see more of u-20 goalkeeper portau , he impressed me a lot. The kid has got amazing reflexes.

    The problem with argentina is they call up players too late , young players should be called up as soon as possible , the more they gain international exposure at young age , the more they mature and improve their game and learn how to handle pressure at big stages.

    People will always tell that the kid is not ready , no one is ever ready , you have ro play to be ready .

    • “The problem with argentina is they call up players too late , young players should be called up as soon as possible , the more they gain international exposure at young age , the more they mature and improve their game and learn how to handle pressure at big stages”.

      I try to express that from some time.

      Also: the sooner they will called up to NT the sooner they will going to Europe being more attractive. River clause for Palacios is already increasing to 30 mln.

  2. THE BALANCE IS POSITIVE. MY TEAM MATES GAVE IT THEIR ALL. EACH OF THEM WANTS TO BE THERE (WITH THE ARGENTINA NATIONAL TEAM) AND TOOK THEIR CHANCES. THERE’S MORE ENTHUSIASM

    He noticed that. There’s more enthusiasm and balance. Watching the matches it was so clear seen. Playing again and again with the same players on we lost one of most important things to succeed – passion, enthusiasm. Plus the balance.

    • Is it only me but I did see pace and directness which we have been missing. My beloved Argentina don’t play sleepy tiki-taka even though we used to be the masters of passing. I saw Battaglia and Ascacibar making forward passes and runs. I saw Palacios with through balls and moving into place. There are a lot of room to improve but please, no more high pressing and back passing shit. Tempo control, direct, and killer throughs are our specialties

  3. At last we saw the River Plate mode Armani against Columbia, if he can consistently show that we don’t want anyone else till 2022. It’s beast mode. His distribution is bad but he won’t concede easily. That’s what Goal keepers r for. Goal keepers don’t have to be deep lying playmaker I guess. Any way Armani won’t start again for us, So we don’t get to see the Beast mode too.

    Because our undisputed legend will return on for next friendlies and start easily and will continue to be there till 2026.,ROMEROOOO”Gosh I can’t beleave I said that”

    • True armani was great against columbia but romero always performed for argentina under pressure in big matches but armani failed in that situation and Armani is very poor in penalties so in big tourament we need a good penalty stopper.

      • im not impressed by armani. true he can save 1 vs 1 situations but he is like a wall wich bounce the ball back in to the game. havent seen him keeping the ball even in highlights video.

      • Romero is noway a penalty specialist,Just becoz he did great again Holland won’t make him one, where was he against Chile in 2 Copas, (he did save 1 or 2 I guess but still we lost both) didn’t he got thrashed against Germany 4-1, had he continued against Spain he also would have conceded 4 or more. Caballero is the real penalty specialist we had. Well we know what his other goalkeeping attributes are which is poor. Same with Armani he is not great in penalties or in ball distribution. But he don’t concede easily somehow which may not be eye pleasing,but he don’t concede easily once he gets the rhythm.

        Noway we can Compare Romero with Armani. Romero had 100 matches he is still not great for us. Armani only has 3 but already looks promising apart from France debacle. (The defence was shit which Armani critics won’t care by the way)

        Sick of hailing Romero as World class which he noway isss. He was just lucky and average always, becoz of adamant coaches didn’t really care about trying different guys. He is not the best Argentine GK we have right now. It is Armani. It is.

        https://www.tycsports.com/nota/seleccion-argentina/2018/09/14/goycochea-al-unico-que-podes-incluir-en-esta-camada-es-a-messi.html

        But everyone is entitled to opinions

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