Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni press conference before Chile friendly game


Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni gave a press conference before his team’s friendly game vs. Chile.

The Argentina coach was recently named as long term coach of the Argentina national team as initially he was only named as interim manager. Scaloni spoke about it all in his press conference. Here is what he had to say:

“I am happy and I have the responsibility of coaching a group of world class level.

“The feelings are the same as last year before the game against Guatemala (which was his first match as interim coach). I’m happy and with support. Hopefully we can do things the best possible way.”

In regards to him being confirmed as coach:

“The sooner we would have known, the better. More than anything, to plan for the future which is the World Cup qualifiers and the Copa America. Luckily, the decision was made before December and for use it is welcomed.”

Scaloni also spoke about the game vs. Chile:

“In recent times, it has turned into a clasico. It was the last opponent we had in Brazil and it’s always complicated. We hope to put on a good spectacle but most of all, to leave with good feelings.”




  1. Getting ready to drive to the stadium. Excited even though I won’t see Messi. Last game I saw was again against Chile, the Copa 2016 opener, again without Messi.

  2. Same 4-3-1-2 formation as in la copa America…
    looks like how we play best with Messi (or in this case Dybala) but this means locelso MUST run and track back quicker !!
    Vamos! Beat the traitors to the West!!

  3. Cristian Romero, Lisandro Martinez, Santiago Ascacibar, Robertone and Nicolas Gonzalez was on bench against Bolivia… I hope they start next match….

    • Just like with the senior team U-23 line up for Colombia could be totally different. I’d like to see:







  4. Pavon is the only natural winger we have out of new crop of players. So he should be selected in next friendlies coz for counter attacking we need pacey players and he is the one. Pavon please show your critics that you are the man we are looking for. And as of the line up, i think that tucu correa will play as ss along side el toro who will be cf and la joya will play as playmaker in place of messi. The system remains same that is 4312.
    Vamos argentina

    • “i think that tucu correa will play as ss along side el toro who will be cf and la joya will play as playmaker in place of messi. The system remains same that is 4312.”

      This is the first thing I will be looking for. That there is continuity of idea in the 4312. i don’t want to see dybala hugging the touchline in a 433, especially in the first 45 minutes.

  5. “Argentina has no future. All there decent players are bench warmers around European clubs”

    It’s real joke than why you bother following
    Arg nt. If they don’t have no future .
    Let me tell you Argentina nt will always have
    Future in world football.. even without messi.

    Scaloni and bench warmers as some of
    Fcbarcelona loves claims will prove you wrong
    And probably will do one step better
    Then old guard.

  6. I think Argentina is also lacking a very good pacy winger and we don’t have fast defenders either who can cope with opposition pace.
    So in the end we lack pace both in attack and defence.
    I don’t follow much Argentina superliga so may be we have some fast players in there becoz in Europe we don’t have one.
    Licha Martinez is not fast either so forget about playing high line ever.
    And I don’t think j Correa is fast . Yes he is quicker than other options we have but still he is miles behind mbappe, Sterling, sane, mane etc.

    Having so much of playmaking talent just make pitch short so it would be much better if we can develop a player who can stretch the pitch.
    So I think we should give more chances to the player like pavon.

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