Marcelo GALLARDO talks about coaching the Argentina national team

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River Plate coach Marcelo GALLARDO spoke about coaching the Argentina national team.

Marcelo GALLARDO, who recently won the Copa Libertadores with River Plate, stated that he was never approached about coaching the Argentina national team. Speaking at a press conference, here’s what he had to say:

“I like where I am. I’m totally committed to River Plate.

“I never rejected the National Team because they never offered me the position. I’m tired of being told that I rejected the job, what coach would not like to direct the Argentina National Team?

“Today, I owe River Plate a lot and I have a very big commitment to them, but I needed to clarify this situation.”

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    • That is naive to think that Gallardo
      Will call Armani if he got Argentina
      Job that is irrational.
      Why will he call him up when
      He can have better goalkeepers
      Than Armani..
      Honestly speaking some mundo followers
      Are next level I don’t know what to say
      Anymore . .. Gallardo is the best option
      Available for Arg at moment.

  1. We should not select Gallardo as a NT coach because I do not see any speciality in his signing of Armani.Armani is average goalkeeper and I think so is Gallardo.Goalkeeper is most important position where you can not be weak but Gallardo is not that smart.Signing weak or average player for River Plate.

  2. Week before start of Sudamericano Argentina U-20 beat Chile 1:0 with Maxi Romero goa and Almada assist.

    Starting eleven: Roffo; Mura, Nehuén Pérez, Medina, Pereyra; Moreno, Sosa, Almendra; Álvarez; Gaich, De La Vega.

    • Balerdi will probably took the position of Medina in central midfield. Sosa or Insaurralde as No.5.
      Alvarez, Almada or Maroni behind two forwards. Almada introduced instead De La Vega though.

      • Batista should find place for Almada somwhere in starting line up: might be:

        …………………..No.5
        …….Moreno…………..Almendra

        ………………..Almada
        …….No.9……………….De La Vega

        No.9 – just one of Alvarez/Romero/Gaich

      • I am surprised that he used Roffo instead of Pourtau and also not the pair Balerdi-perez in all these training matches. From the look of it I think he is gonna use Romero as no.9.
        And you are right Almada should be in starting 11, Iam excited to watch him.

        • Balerdi didn’t played because today he is travelling to Dortmund to sign his contract.

          As for No.9 I think every of Romero, Alvarez, Gaich is real talent so let’s see which will be best. I estimate Colidio not that high as the three above.

          Almada is must for starting eleven as maybe most creative one but here is many exciting players and real talents: Almada, Almendra, De La Vega, Alvarez, Gaich, Maroni, Balerdi, Romero, Ortega – that I think it’s only in coach hands to made of this bunch of gems winning team.

  3. I like Gallardo and is my number
    one choice at moment but
    my wish is Scaloni surprise us
    to win the copa playing with
    attractive stlye or at least
    Watchable football.

  4. you have done well but are not ready for the n/t job yet-winning the c/l was fantastic but then you undid that and lost to a team whos name I cant even remember.

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