Argentina coach Lionel SCALONI: “I see GAICH’s call-up as normal”


Argentina national team coach Lionel SCALONI spoke about the inclusion of Adolfo GAICH into the squad while also talking about the Boca Juniors and River Plate players for the October games.

Speaking to the media, coach SCALONI defended his decision on calling up some of the younger players into the team for the friendly games against Chile and Mexico. Here’s what he had to say:

“I see GAICH’s call-up as normal, you shouldn’t be surprised about his call-up. Same thing goes for Nico DOMINGUEZ or Leo BALeRDI. Our idea is for them to know what it’s like to play with the best players and to give them the chance to play.”

SCALONI also stated that he will not be calling up any Boca Juniors or River Plate players for Argentina’s friendly games for the month of October. This is due to the fact that both teams will be facing off in the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores.




  1. I wonder who he will call for goalie if he can’t call andrada or armani in October. I’d imagine marchesin musso and maybe benitez. Maybe one argentinean league goalie and two european goalies

  2. Mauro Icardi to Atletico Madrid on loan is on the table as we speak. This would be huge for Icardi’s chances to return to the Argentinean national team as fews opinions have a stronger influence on the Argentinean public and media than Diego Simeone.

    Also DePaul to AC Milan is in the works.

    • That is good. I like I may watch him one season more in Superliga and at the same time so glad he goes to Europe.

    • I dont think Balerdi(rojo too) deserved the call up as he only played 3 or 4 matches for past last year. Other than that I am excited to watch all other players.
      Also u23 matches too but I wonder whether there is live broadcasting.

      • You are right. Balerdi is rather surprise. But Gaich, Dominguez and MacAllister are not. I was talking again and again about the 3 names before the call ups and that no surprise for me.

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