Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni comments on 2020 Copa America


Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni gave his thoughts on his team at the 2020 Copa America.

Lionel Scaloni will be managing the Argentina team in his second Copa America tournament. With experience on his side and the tournament played in Argentina, here’s what he had to say:

“It’s a beautiful match to start, any opponent would have been difficult because the opening match is always difficult. But this has something special. Chile has always been difficult for Argentina, especially in recent times. Difficult but we are good.”

Scaloni also spoke about Australia and Qatar who will be at the Copa America:

“One, just as much as the other, both will be difficult. Australia is a national team which is used to being at the World Cup with a certain way of playing, we’ve always watched them.”

On the first match:

“The opening game is always important. It’s in our country but there’s still a lot of time. I think we are good, confident, it’s an important time and we are capable of competing.

“We will hope for the most, to compete as we have been doing and hopefully we will be in the final. We have to give our best, to compete and to be a difficult national team.”


  1. If one player is not playing in regular matches that does not mean he is not in training as well. There are many players who were substitute for their club but did very well for their country.German players in past are good examples.

  2. I think the Benfica left winger Cervi is doing a great job in Primiera Liga. He has speed and good defensive ability too. What you guys think about him?????

  3. Guys, any idea when will Batista announce the squad for the Pre Olympic qualifiers that’s scheduled in Colombia from Jan 18, 2020 ?

  4. Tagliafico is in right place,Palacios to Inter milan would be great but playing time could be a problem and Paredes to Man United is good but he should go to Bundesliga or stay in Paris

  5. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made an approach for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes, according to South American outlet El Intransigente.

    United believe his lack of game time in the French capital means PSG would be willing to sell the Argentine mid-season.

    The Red Devils are keen to sign him during the January transfer window, but are likely to face competition from AC Milan and Napoli.

    • The prem is filled with players that run around like headless chickens…. run run run run is not Paredes style, not sure he will succeed. Italy or Spain better.

      However, if United only team showing interest, he should take it 100%. Better than rotting on psg bench. Still can’t believe he was benched by a freaking cb.

  6. Good sign. Full confidence statement by Scaloni. Still have a homework to select the right GK and twin tower CBs. Mid and attackers are doing well only need to have a gel to build chemistry and strategy playing with the whole heart. Copa 2020 is a last golden chance for Messi reign

    • Hi All, Just like many of you guys here, I am also a die hard fan of Argentine football and want them to win everything they play. I also ensure I follow those clubs that has the Argentine players. While the current national team is coming up good and going from strength to strength under Scaloni, it would be great if they go onto win the CA 2020. Having said that, I would also like to know from other such followers of Albiceleste as to who the next generation set of players coming through and who would be still playing till say 2030 (when I hope Argentina hosts the WC). Few of them I feel/know are Exequiel Zeballos, Matias Palacios, Luke Romero, Coira, Tomas Fretes – all of them would be 24-28 by 2030 and would form the core of the Argentine team. Are they any other players who are kind of once in a generation like Maradona, Messi who are definitely going to be stars for Argentina in the future. Looking forward to your responses.

  7. Argentina keep on improving.We have quite a good players.Just defence needs to be improved.Defenders are not consistent playes especially Center backs.Andrada should start in Goalkeeping

  8. The whole set up of Copa 2020 is made with money in mind (more games = more money). It would have been better to have only 2 teams progress to the next round. That would make the group games much more exciting.

    • We will get to see more matches of Argentina so it’s fine with me.
      Unlike football club fans we don’t get to see our favourite NT week in and week out.

  9. River would promote Enzo Fernandez as Palacios’ replacement and are targeting Damien Battalini to replace Ignacio Fernandez. They have also shortlisted Nahuel Bustos as the player to lead their attack. In midfield they would buy any one of Kranevitter, Cubas or Santiago Caseras. They could bring back Hector
    Martinez who is on loan at Defensa to strengthen the defence planning for the departure of Quarta Martinez.

    • Yes, many options here. Would be great to see at least one of Bustos, Batallini, Cubas in River.I hope also Cristian Ferreira will play more.

    • if batallini moves to river that would be the most exciting for me. He can be absolutely brilliant or the worst you’ve seen depending on the day. If one person can make him consistently good that would be Gallardo similar to how he unlocked nacho. Given the wide position he plays that would have the most promise for NT. Caceres has completely disappeared this season so might help to restart his career soon again in argentina. I actually would prefer if bustos moved to some place like boca instead of river. Basically I want to see him in a more single striker reactive system than the more proactive system in talleres he plays in now or he would play in river. Martinez is doing well in dyj so I am ok with him staying there. Honestly if they raid dyj I think it should be next year or so for their really good goalkeeper-captain unsain for armani replacement.

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