Paulo DYBALA on Argentina coach: “We want SCALONI to continue”

32

The Argentina and Juventus forward gave his thoughts on coach Lionel SCALONI following the team’s 2-0 victory against Mexico.

Speaking after the match, here’s what DYBALA had to say:

“Obviously we want SCALONI to continue. He is working really well and we would like for him to continue but it is not our decision.

“There’s a great group being formed and we are all pushing forward and we believe that with the help of SCALONI, a coach that gives us a lot of liberty, we would be able to continue this way.”

The 25 year old has yet to find a goal for Argentina and will look to finally scoring one in the second match against Mexico.

32 COMMENTS

  1. Well let’s see how Scaloni will do the transition from Interim Coach to Permanent Coach. Only 2 or 3 matches left to fix 23 for the Copa. But he seems to have locked some core players which will form the base of his team. Hope we put on a good show in Copa. Let’s wait.

  2. Today we saw the beautiful football playing roberto martinez’s 3-4-3 absolutely torn apart by the Swiss. Belgium came out with the shape they have been impressing neutrals with against a boring 4-4-2 looking swiss side and easily put two goals past them in 15 minutes.
    Then the serbian swiss coach quietly re-ordered his lines into a makeshift back 3, pushed mbabu up on the right, pulled ricardo rodriguez back on the left who found space on the belgium left behind hazard and chadli with pretty cross field diagonal balls, masterminded by shaqiri, and easily smashed 5 goals past belgium dumping them out of tournament before Roberto Martinez could even spell D-E-F-E-N-C-E.

    I see parallels with our game against mexico. We came out in 3-4-3 shape against mexican back four, and though we didnt go up by much; we comfortably led 1-0 at half after causing plenty of problems for el tri. But when the mexicans countered after the half in a back 3 by using #25 left back in the space behind Saravia going up and Miguel Layun on the space behind Acuna, Lionel Scaloni instead of staying with pretty football like Roberto Martinez, collapsed his lines into a back 5 and back 4 and packed the middle and shut them out, even scoring a second goal when the time was right.

    So far I am happy we have a coach who is not a victim of style and is able to understand the balance between offence and defence, and how keeping the door shut is as important as smashing six goals. In fact, to me the biggest obstacles in the last 4 months have not been Scaloni who has been working with little, but the AFA and the Boca Juniors/River Plate management.

    The selfishness of the two big Buenos Aires clubs have resulted in 3 (pity, palacios, pavon) of our most important new players being held back in October, and CONMEBOL/AFA requests for a “Great Libertadores Final” have seen them held back again in November. If fans are upset with tactics and unpredictability in formation more anger should be directed towards these ‘great’ clubs who care little for the national team, and the absence of whose players are a major cause for continued squad uncertainty. But of course the casual fan loves their River or their Boca and see no wrong in them.

    Let’s not also forget the AFA who in their utter mismanagement can only arrange two games with the same team. Is there anything to be learned from a second game in 4 days? Let’s think this through. Mexico came out with Plan A, Argentina came out with Plan A. At half, Mexico countered, then argentina re-countered. Game over. What do you expect to do on Tuesday. Play the same shape again? Of course, the mexicans know how to counter that now. Play a different shape? Different players? Well then we can scream Scaloni only experiments! A lose-lose situation for the poor coach.

    Say what you will, but Lionel Scaloni does not get enough credit in Argentina for the work he has been doing, while the real villains are elsewhere.

    • Thank you mate
      As die hard fan of Argentina
      Your analysis make me more
      Optimistic ..
      The only things is missing
      From scaloni to play more
      Intense and keep possessions
      Bit more that is all

    • “The selfishness of the two big Buenos Aires clubs have resulted in 3 (pity, palacios, pavon) of our most important new players being held back in October, and CONMEBOL/AFA requests for a “Great Libertadores Final” have seen them held back again in November. If fans are upset with tactics and unpredictability in formation more anger should be directed towards these ‘great’ clubs who care little for the national team, and the absence of whose players are a major cause for continued squad uncertainty. But of course the casual fan loves their River or their Boca and see no wrong in them.”

      I am already pissed at the AFA for allowing such circus
      They could work on releasing the players for at least one of the 2 matches

      • “The selfishness of the two big Buenos Aires clubs have resulted in 3 (pity, palacios, pavon) of our most important new players being held back in October, and CONMEBOL/AFA requests for a “Great Libertadores Final” have seen them held back again in November. If fans are upset with tactics and unpredictability in formation more anger should be directed towards these ‘great’ clubs who care little for the national team, and the absence of whose players are a major cause for continued squad uncertainty. But of course the casual fan loves their River or their Boca and see no wrong in them.”

        You’re on a losing ground if you want to argue in the current context. To be blunt, noone gives a rat ass about the NT considering the confrontation between the two biggest clubs in Argentina in Copa Libertadores final for the first time ever. Not only that but we’re talking about friendlies and releasing players for unimportant games with the risk of injuries is simply a no-go.

  3. How pathetic. England just overtook Spain to go to the Euro Nations Semi Final. 😒

    Like I said with Italy playing yesterday, European football is on the rise, while South American Teams such as Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay have been pulling mediocre performances.

    The Italian midfield of Verratti, Jorginho, and Barella was VERY impressive yesterday, along with Insigne and the rest, they just lack a striker to put away all those opportunities. Maybe brining back someone like Baloteli could solve what they’re looking for. Portugal go through but not impressively either.

    Netherlands against France was a one sided game as possible. Van Dikj is a monster, difficult to get past him. Their on the verge of knocking France down and going to the semifinals themselves, just need a point to top their table against a pathetically weak Germany (been a long time coming).

    Belgium are just a point also from going to the semis as well. Their pass is practically in their hands.

    France, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, Italy, England, even Spain who will learn from this failure, all look to be tough opposition to compete against in the years to come. Even Germany who will most likely sack Low will rebuild as well need to be taken into consideration, remembering that they won the U21 World Cup, so they have the players to rebuild. Meanwhile, back home the likes of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay have yet to really impress against strong opposition.

    If we want Argentina to REALLY show what we got, we need to stop playing the likes of Iraq, Guatemala, Mexico, and play these top European teams to see what we’ve got. Only then can we truly say we are going forward.

    • Oh please Mr tapia….coming march plz send la albiceleste to Europe…..I want to see argentina thrashing France, England ,Croatia…..and specially Spain…..

    • Euro nation is just another friendly matches with another name.

      You said we need to play strong opponents? Argentina beat Germany all the time in friendlies. They beat Germany before WC 2010, in 2012 and after WC 2014. Argentina thrashed Spain 4-1 after Spain lifted the World cup. Spain thrashed Argentina and they couldnt beat Russia in WC. Friendly doesnt mean crap because every team will use it for experimenting and players and manager took friendlies with a different mindset compare to competitive game.

  4. Under Scaloni, Aimar and Samuel –

    Pros –

    1. We have a seen a good number of new faces playing attractive football..(Agreed, we have not played the European giants…)
    2. Is this the Argentina A team with lot of youth with Boca and River dominating the squad with a little bit of Racing? There is a big change from what we had few months ago..
    3. Has a good backroom staff..

    Room to Improve:

    1. Link between Midfield-Wing and Forwards is missing – Needs a lot of focus..this has been missing in every match..
    2. GK – Still undecided..needs to give more opportunities. Still the dependency on Romero is high..
    3. Where will Messi fit?
    4. Is there a strategy against different team?
    5. Can this team play against a physical team?

    Overall Scaloni, Aimar, Samuel & Company have made dramatic changes..still transitioning and not yet there to challenge the top 10 ranked teams..

  5. Had just a conversation with an Italian friend, he told me the whole Italy would wish that Icardi were Italian because that’s exactly this type of player that’s been missing, a Trezeguet-type striker. They have good midfielders, good wingers, central backs and fullbacks for their 433 but no striker.

    I have feeling that unfortunately Scaloni system may not work for him. From what I see, Scaloni prefer half 9 and inverted winger to pure wingers and want his forward to play closed to others. That’s tough for Icardi because he does not receive enough crossing and drop deep is against his nature.

    • If Icardi should fail and I HOPE HE NEVER DOES then I would want to see that with ARG instead of succeeding with Italy who are notorious for marauding ARGENTINA’S talent pool.

    • I just want next game that might be played with tactics suited for playing with Icardi

      4-2-3-1
      With most supply of crosses in D box for Icardi

      And I want Icardi to be substituted by Simeone in mid 2nd half(70s )

      Also eager to see how depaul plays

      Many of us are fine with Paredes Locelso Palacios Foyth Pezella Tagliafico Saravia
      I think this game we should have a different line up

      ————-Icardi————
      Lamela–Vazquez–Depaul
      Ascacibar –Paredes
      Tagliafico-Foyth- Kanne-Mercado
      ——————–Romero——————-

      —————Icardi————-
      —-Cervi————Dybala—-
      Pereyra—Paredes—Locelso
      Tagliafico Foyth Mammana Saravia
      —————–Romero—————

  6. Emanuel Mannama is quite good he is like Sergio Ramos.Foyth Mannama Pezella and Otamendi should be our CB.Mannama is fast and good at going forward and creating chances.
    Mannama and Pezella would be best center back pair for Argentina with Saravia and Tagliafico as full backs

    • That is exactly the problem that has been going on for the past 10 years.
      Previous coaches failing to create a cohesive squad led by Messi but NOT controlled by him.
      I don’t see why Dybala and another playing upfront with Messi slightly behind them not working, it is a coach’s job to make that work.

    • I don’t see a problem with Dybala being a backup for Messi, or playing with him. Messi will start falling deeper, and defense should strong, because Dybala is known to trace back. Maybe using Ascacibar and Paredes in a double pivot. problem solved

        • We must retain the ball more
          If we want to make chargement
          To our attackers than we may see
          How good our forward are
          At the moment scaloni
          Wants to sort out our defence
          Where we were so vulnerable
          Over the last few years
          I would like to see Argentina domanite Games more
          Keep possessions with a parpuse
          Not a sake of it.. for me the best
          Way to defend is the retain the ball.

      • Double pivot definitely works but Tagliafico and Sarvia needed in attack.

        Maybe 2 box to box with 1 DM could also work. Opponents would have one hell of time trying to dispossess Lo Celso, Lamela (2 box to box constantly pressing), Messi, and Dybala.

  7. Dybala looked great and played well, unlike all the previous times when he simply looked slow and lost. His free kick was right on the money, his passes were on target and when he missed, it wasn’t by a mile.
    The team looked good, defending was decent, passes were okay and its not like Mexico was playing with their B side as I have seen said here! it was their regular team minus Chicharito and the other guy who refused their call-up for the 2014 WC.
    Should he stay or leave>>>>>all depends on few things:

    WHO IS AVAILABLE
    WHO IS WILLING
    when #1 and 2 are met BUT is he good enough to take us where we haven’t been before?
    Naming a coach just for the sake of doing that is going to create a new problem without solving the original one!

      • Okay, fair enough. I am not familiar with their names but I do know what they do look like and the ones that played against ARG with probably the exception of 2-3 who weren’t regulars but the rest were.

        Its not like ARG was playing with their A team either! a bunch of very promising youngsters who are still feeling their way who were also missing players of their own.

Comments are closed.