Giovani Lo Celso talks Argentina team, not playing at World Cup, more

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Argentina and Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso gave an interview where he spoke about the Argentina national team and how he did not play at the last World Cup.

Despite being a starter for Argentina and playing under coach Jorge Sampaoli in the matches leading up to the tournament in Russia, Lo Celso did not play a single minute when the tournament started. Speaking in an interview with TyC Sports, here’s what Lo Celso had to say about it all:

“It’s something that happened and stays in the past. Obviously everything serves as an experience and just having been there was something unique. Representing the colors of the national team and being with the players that were there was great.

“Being there, one wants to play and to show it on the pitch but being there and with what a World Cup represents, I take it as a positive thing and way to learn.

On what happened and what changed leading up to the World Cup which had him not play:

“I don’t have any information. I only trained and gave my best to be part of the team. I was selected to play from the start in the friendly matches but after that they were decisions taken and that was it.”

About the Copa America which was to be played this year but got delayed until next year:

“I don’t know if it was to be ours but we were going to go with the same idea as we did in Brazi. Being a competitive team, a protagonist and to try to win. A nice team was formed, on a football level, there’s a great idea there that was seen at the last Copa America and there’s still a long way to go.

“The change was the coaching staff. That Scaloni comes in with his staff that know the Argentina national team like Aimar, Samuel and Ayala. They are people who have always been linked to the Argentina national team and have experience. Based on the ideas that they have along with the players trying to get those ideas and reflect them on the pitch, I think they’ll make some great games.”

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    • awesome display by emilano again. atleast 2 sure shot goals stopped. 10 games played & fans keep wondering where was this guy in last 1 decade in Arsenal. Goycochea Part 2 in terms of coming from wilderness & immediately putting up incredible displays. Hoping he can continue this form & scaloni gives him chances.

      • On one hand a leaky defense such as the gunners means more exposure and opportunities to play ball for Emi but also it means much easy for opponents to take pot shots at the goal..overall Emis stats are going to go up unless Arsenal get their heads out of their asses and realize they cannot offset poor defense with a good keeper…

  1. I do not understand M.Acuna sometimes he plays as Left Winger sometime as Left Midfielder sometime as Left Back now he is playong as Left Center Back.We want versatile players but not like that you are playing in both extreme ends of the pitch.

  2. how about 4-2-3-1 double pivot
    ST》 lautaro/aguero/icardi
    NO.10》Messi
    LM》ocampos. RM》 de paul
    CM》 paredes & guido
    Bench: dybala ,alario, lo celso,correa,lamela,

    but if we use this lineup then it seems like dybala will be unused like the 2018 WC

  3. If Messi wants Biesla at Camp Nou this is best.Sentien is good coach,recently he is performing good but his obsession with Busquet is leading to his downfall in Barca.De jong is being played at wrong position,Suarez should be substitute not starter,big ego players in dressing room,aged players,these unresolved factors costed him.I want either Pichentino or Beisla.I thougt Biesla has long contract with Leeds but Barca should welcome Biesla with open arms.Xavi is too young i do not see coaching skills in him he is going to be average coach in future.

  4. Is it true Messi want Bielsa at Barca

    Bielsa is yet to agree a new contract with the Lilywhites and, according to the report, Lionel Messi wants his Catalan employers to do everything in their power to tempt the 64-year-old to Camp Nou to replace under-fire Quique Setien… ?