Argentina coach Scaloni: “Pavon is a player we are following”


Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni spoke about Cristian Pavon and his chances of being with the national team.

Cristian Pavon is no stranger to the Argentina team. He was part of the 2018 World Cup squad and even started a knockout game. However, since then, he has been in and out of the team.

Currently at LA Galaxy, Pavon is managed by Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who was his previous coach at Boca Juniors. Scaloni, who was also part of the 2018 World Cup coaching staff, is also familiar with Pavon.

Speaking to the media at a press conference before Argentina’s match vs. Chile, here’s what he had to say:

“We are following Pavon and hopefully we can have him in the future. He is a player we are following, he’s very interesting and has chatacteristics we don’t have. I wish him the best and hopefully he can be with us in the future.”

“The coach he has now knows him and could bring out his strengths to make him grow. He knows very well what he can give.”


  1. Will all due respect, many of you don’t know basic football and most don’t know football tactics .
    This is a friendly match. So what if 5 people remain from last match. So what if he has tried 50 people.
    He is trying to conjure a formula that our previous coaches failed to develop.
    Also, our previous coaches were all top level experienced coaches…

    On a positive note, I like pavon alot. I am sure he will be playing in next Copa even if he remains in MLS with low competition. He has a mind and confidence for the game that our players in the premier league do not have

  2. Without a technically solid coach….success in modern day football is difficult……I would not mind to see a non Argentinian to coach the national team should he be technically sound and skillful…

    • do you have anyother option?
      Everybody knows Scaloni is a 3rd grade coach with zero tactical knowledge and zero experience . He coaching is based on hit and trial method. He is only good in trying new faces and the experiment continues . But as long as he is trying new faces mundo members will be happy.

    • Mrinal 5 changes actually….. and 3 players out of 5 changes (Messi Foyth Armani) are injured.
      You dont expect injured players to play right ? Or do you ?
      And you said yourself Pazzella isn’t good enough to be Otamendi’s partner. That only leaves Aguero who is not with the team….

  3. Pavon is a type of player argentina needs desperately his development is very essentinal but i heavily it will happen in MLS.
    Finally scaloni realized Pezella is not a good CB partner to Otamendi.

      • Pezella is horrible. He single handily cost us against the Brazil. He does not physical abilities to play for national team and same thing goes to Tagaliafico. He is a bench player at best. Marcos Rojo should start at the LB over him.

    • Agreed 100% with pavon. Pezz wasnt ideal but one of the better options unfortunately. Kannemann should have be called. Like enganche said, let’s see what quarta can do

    • Pavon is many times better than a lot of the players recently called up. we need consistency of selection, not 10 or more new faces every friendlies cycle

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