Argentina national team coach Lionel SCALONI gave a press conference where he discussed the team, the Copa America, Lionel MESSI and more.
SCALONI confirmed the starting eleven at the press conference. He also spoke about goalkeeper Esteban ANDRADA who had to leave the team due to injury.
“In regards to Esteban ANDRADA, we are very sad as to what happened. Besides being a great guy, we had high hopes for him.”
Lionel SCALONI also talked about being with the Argentina team:
“I’m very happy to be here. I’m very anxious and I’ll try to enjoy the moment.”
Regarding the Copa America:
“In a tournament like this, there’s no easy opponent. We will take our precautions as Colombia has a lot of positives but we have to play our game. We think of having the best match possible tomorrow. We are calm and very anxious.”
About the team:
“We are a team where everyone has to work. From the first player to the last player, they all know what they have to do on the pitch. We want the people to identify with the team.
“A team is formed from the back line, it’s important in a tournament like this. We know the quality of players we have from the midfield forward.”
He also spoke about Argentina captain Lionel MESSI:
“I see Lionel (MESSI) very well, very anxious, always wanting to do what’s best for the team. He’s another one of us and I’m very happy to share a team with him.”