Leandro Paredes on Argentina winning the Copa America: “We took a weight off for Qatar”


Leandro Paredes was an integral part in Argentina’s Copa America winning tournament in Brazil and the Argentine spoke to the Super Mitre about what it meant to lift the trophy.

Part of the dynamic midfield three for Argentina alongside Rodrigo De Paul and Gio Lo Celso, Paredes has become an important figure in the national team. Speaking to Super Mitre, here is what he had to say about winning the Copa America:

“Bringing joy to people during a difficult time in the country, it’s gratifying. I’m happy that we were able to achieve what we dreamed of.

“We took a weight off for Qatar but the best will be there. We want to get there in the best way possible.”

Paredes also commented on Lionel Messi winning a trophy with Argentina:

“We wanted Messi to have a title with the Argentina national team. I have never seen him look so happy after lifting a trophy. We took a weight off for Qatar but the best will be there. We want to get there in the best way possible.”

In addition, Paredes gave his thoughts on Lionel Scaloni:

“Hopefully Scaloni continues to be the coach of the Argentina national team.”

While the Argentina national team was celebrating their Copa America win at the Maracana, Neymar was seen hugging several Argentine players and was even captured sitting alongside Lionel Messi and team mate Leandro Paredes after the match. Paredes commented on the situation:

“If we did what Neymar did after the match, they would have killed us. We would have had to have gone straight to Paris.”


  1. i personally will love it and feel secure if we arrive at the WC with a

    Molina/Montiel – Romero-Senesi – Licha/Acuna
    as as our first choice of backline. Tagliafico also in the mix too.

    However, I consciously know, that from now on, Otamendi will be respected by the coaching staff for the COPA victory. I remain hopeful one of the qualifying rounds present this opportunity to Scaloni to see what others can offer to the table.

  2. All this transfer news is great since the WC is in November 2022. Players need to get playing time and earn a place. They cannot screw this up and not get playing time in their clubs.

    On another thought, I think that since World Cup will be in November, we will see the best of all players in this tournament as they are used to the season be played around this time. June – July is usually the offseason, so when the WC happens during these times players tend to be out of form a bit.

    Imagine a November Messi instead of a June, July one. Trust me, there’s a difference as his whole career his body is trained to be at peak during this time.

  3. It will be break out season following players
    E Buendia
    G lo celso
    De pual since he moved new club
    Leo balerdi
    Juan foyth
    N gonzalez
    L martinez Quarta.

    • At least at important

      Nehuén Pérez at Atletico
      Senesi at Feyenoord (or another club)
      Thiago Almada (Velez)
      Alario (can he handle competition from Schick, who had an excellent euro tournament)

  4. The reason that tottenham want Romero is solely thier new sporting director Fabio Paratici who singed Romero
    Form Genoa while he was at juventus however it will be very difficult to sign Romero this time having say that
    It will be hard to turn down premier league clubs because of massive wag bill plus it’s most entertain and watched league in the world.

    • Barcelona is looking to sell Umtiti and Lenglet as soon as possible with the hope that Romero still available.

      According to the report of Romero to Hotspur, the deal is not close. They are still negotiating.

      Keep an eye on Barca transfer news. There will be a lot of changes as they need to reduce the wages.

      Also Juventus now interested in Paredes. Roma interested in Senesi

      • Senesi is suited for Roma he will perfectly fit Mourinho style. Paredes is best at PSG. Romero at Barca best for Barca.

  5. What a joy what relief been supporting arg nt for 22 years this the best moment I ever enjoy football so much. I couldn’t stay away from Instagram to see how happy and joyfull were arg nt players. Thanks to God. I finally see Argentina won major tournament trust me, it still dream to me but you know what I’m enjoying it and I’m looking forward the new season. no mother f…ker commentator will say now Argentine haven’t won major tournaments for 28 years the drought and pressure is over from now different Argentina different mentality.

    No one give scaloni and his coaching Staff credit they deserve since the day he came to office i have been backing him and he proved how smart coach he is.
    I genuinely believe Argentina will play much better than what we saw in Brazil I totally disagree those who think we are scored one goal than we set back not is like that.
    The biggest problem was almost unplayable pitches. the was one of the reasons we couldn’t play our passing game but again It shows how this team can adapt any situation weather it’s physicality or managing the game.

    • I feel exactly the same bro, What I liked scaloni & co is they are not stubborn with particular player’s selections and they rotated the team well to keep players fresh for the final. But still, I want them to remove few players from the team and add exceptional talents like Buendia and others soon.
      Emi was part of the team because Armani got covid. Same way few well-deserved players are waiting for their chances.

    • But Boy the pitches for semi Final and Final were good.
      The Maracana pitch was actually brand new for the final.
      The initial pitches were bad i agree, like nilton santos and the stadium in goiana.

  6. Rumors suggesting that Roma is eyeing Marcos Senesi in case of Chris Smalling’s exit. If he gets Serie A or La Liga – he should move this season from Eredivisie.

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