Argentina National Team coach commented on Argentina’s upcoming World Cup Qualifying matches, talking about Lionel Messi, Mauro Icardi, Gago and more.
Edgardo BAUZA took to the radio to discuss Argentina’s upcoming World Cup Qualifying matches. With the World Cup Qualifiers upon us this month, there’s going to be lots of talk as to who will play and who won’t for Argentina. The discussion has started with the coach himself, possibly hinting that there could be a change in goalkeepers for the match against Bolivia.
“I imagine MESSI will play against Chile and in La Paz against Bolivia. You have to find the place with which MESSI feels more comfortable. Chile have beaten him a lot. The match against Chile is key. Winning 9 out of 9 at home will leave you with chances to qualify.”
“ICARDI is a finisher. When something happens to HIGUAIN or PRATTO, I’ll call him up. There’s a lot of your colleagues (media) who always break my balls with ICARDI.”
“If GAGO continues his recovery and continues to play at this level, he’s a player that can be called-up.”
The goalkeeping situation:
“Against Chile, ROMERO will start. Against Bolivia, we’ll see…”
The rest of the team:
“DYBALA and AGUERO have been much better in the last few weeks. I’m happy with ROJO’s form. We’re still following LAVEZZI. He’s a player that can change a match in 30 minutes.”
On the matches:
“No one is able to play in La Paz. Some are better in altitude than others. If I have to mark more players, I’d put MERCADO as a right back; if I have to attack, I’d put ZABALETA. We can score a goal at any moment but we need to be solid. It’s going to be very difficult to replace this generation of players.”