Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni on Lionel Messi, Franco Armani

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Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni spoke at a press conference on Thursday about the Lionel Messi and Franco Armani.

Lionel Scaloni held a press conference on Thursday where he spoke about Lionel Messi’s fitness. Messi missed PSG’s last training session due to the flu but did train normally this week with Argentina. Here is what he had to say:

“Leo is good, he trained normally and is available to play. Leo is very comfortable in the Argentina national team. We managed to get the group to assimilate who he is and make him feel like he’s just one more in the team. We have known that for a long time. What should always have been normal began to be normal a little over a year ago.

Scaloni also spoke about Lionel Messi’s situation with PSG:

“In terms of his situation with his team, I went to go see him against Real Madrid and for me, he played well, dominated the match but it ended with them out of the Champions League in an unexpected way because he didn’t play bad but at the Bernabeu at times one thing is enough to change the match.

“At a team with big expectations, now, they ask for more. I think the situation does not effect him, every time he comes here he has shown that.”

He also spoke about Messi and playing with the Argentina national team:

“Tomorrow he has the opportunity to play in his country, with his people. Surely the last match we could play here (before the World Cup) and he can say goodbye to Argentina in the best way and hope that the future is even better.”

Regarding the match tomorrow, Emilian “Dibu” Martinez is suspended and Scaloni spoke about the goalkeeper for the match against Venezuela in the World Cup qualifier:

“Tomorrow, Franco (Armani) will be the goalkeeper.”

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  1. […] हालांकि, अर्जेंटीना के मैनेजर लियोनेल स्कालोनी ने पुष्टि की है कि उनका कप्तान वेनेजुएला के खिलाफ खेलने के लिए फिट है। अपने विश्व कप क्वालीफायर से पहले प्रेस से बात करते हुए, स्कोलोनी ने कहा (के माध्यम से) मुंडो एल्बीसेलेस्टे): […]

  2. […] हालांकि अर्जेंटीना के मैनेजर लियोनेल स्कालोनी ने पुष्टि की है कि उनका कप्तान वेनेजुएला के खिलाफ खेलने के लिए फिट है। अपने विश्व कप क्वालीफायर से पहले प्रेस से बात करते हुए, स्कोलोनी ने कहा (के माध्यम से) मुंडो एल्बीसेलेस्टे): […]

  3. […] हालांकि, अर्जेंटीना के मैनेजर लियोनेल स्कालोनी ने पुष्टि की है कि उनका कप्तान वेनेजुएला के खिलाफ खेलने के लिए फिट है। अपने विश्व कप क्वालीफायर से पहले प्रेस से बात करते हुए, स्कोलोनी ने कहा (के माध्यम से) मुंडो एल्बीसेलेस्टे): […]

  4. […] “Besok dia (Messi) memiliki kesempatan untuk bermain di negaranya bersama rakyatnya. Tentunya ini menjadi pertandingan terakhir yang bisa kami mainkan di sini dan dia bisa mengucapkan selamat tinggal kepada Argentina dengan cara terbaik dan berharap masa depan lebih baik lagi untuk tim ini,” ucap Lionel Scaloni yang dilansir dari Mundo Albiceleste. […]

  5. Armani would have not made the bench of any serious national team with ambitions of doing well in WC. Unfortunately, some of the decisions are forced on by the federation has weakened this nation with so much talent.

  6. Armani is 36,I think scaloni is giving him a chance
    Cause that might be the last time he wear the shirt.
    Remember that Remember last time he played was nearly 3 years,andrada ,muso got to play…maybe that’s his last chance to wear the shirt.
    I could be wrong

  7. At least Armani has a legendary last name going for him 🙂

    In all honesty, as frustrating as it is, I want him to perform well and gain confidence. He ain’t replacing Emi any time soon but we need a good back up. Good thing we qualified and it’s only Venezuela.

  8. Poor decision bad decision. Now he will be our 2nd if by chance Emi is hurt? Bullshit. Thats the recipe for throwing the WC out the window

  9. If Paraguay won, Argentina was on the verge of elimination in the first round of the Copa América. Scaloni’s cycle would have ended after such a failure.
    But Armani stopped, the National Team passed the round and Scaloni stayed. Let’s never forget it.
    Today we live the best moment of the National Team in the last 30 years, it is largely thanks to the fact that Armani covered Derlis González’s penalty and Scaloni was able to continue in Argentina. Franco is an archer and deserves respect.

    • We all respect that but honestly giving him chance after chance ahead of other better ones is not the way to thank him for that.

      If you want to thank him by selecting him he should be the 3rd goalkeeper at the very best

    • one more voice of logic. thank you. in same time i believe against Ecuador Scaloni will give time to Musso too. it is just a feeling and my desire in same time.

    • Seriously? you are saying Argentina won the copa because Armani saved a penalty 2 years back in Brazil against Paraguay?..ROFL!

      Might as well say we won the Copa because of Cabellero, who goofed up against Croatia in Russia, therefore allowing Armani to play. The most hilarious post in many years.

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