Argentina Olympic coach Julio OLARTICOECHEA spoke in a press conference ahead of the start of the Olympics.
OLARTICOECHEA spoke about the Olympics, the team and Edgardo BAUZA being named the new coach of the senior National Team. Here’s what he had to say:
“I’m convinced this team could do something special. They talk and are very united. I banned cellphones at the dinner table. I was informed that the rooms in the Olympic village for us are functioning fine. Everything was tested.”
“I’m calm knowing that the senior National Team now has a new coach. BAUZA and I were teammates in the National Team. We have a friendship. I wish him the best and I’m sure he’ll do well. BAUZA has the personality, the capacity to do it. Also, this opportunity comes at the right time in his career.”
“It’ll be a great match against Portugal on Thursday. A dinamic one. It’ll be nice to watch. The fans will enjoy it. It would be nice to get to the final against Brazil. It would be beautiful to ruin Brazil’s party.”
“Youth football in Argentina has to be re-built.”
BAUZA has also stated that it is possible that OLARTICOECHEA joins his coaching staff.