Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni talks about the starting XI vs. Ecuador in World Cup qualifier


Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni spoke at a press conference on Sunday.

Lionel Scaloni commented on the team which will play against Ecuador on Tuesday in the World Cup qualifiers. Speaking to the media, here is what he had to say:

“We are going to train in the afternoon and the idea is to have a few changes. It’s the right time to try out some modifications. I trust Gonzalo Montiel and Julian Alvarez, the kid is popular without a doubt. That they don’t play from the start doesn’t mean that we don’t trust them.

“If you look at the list, the substitutes are there within it. It’s clear for us that the team feels comfortable with three midfielders, one more vertical and two forwards. But not all matches have to be like the one on Friday because the rival will submit or leads you to change.”

Scaloni also spoke about the team and what can be improved:

“There are many things to improve, I don’t think there is a perfect team. You can’t always player well or win. You can’t think that everything is good, there are always things to review and we are there. We have to be prepared to know that a difficult moment may arrive. Now, the wind is pushing us forward but that can go away. And that is when we have to be prepared.”

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  1. The big hole Argentina is potentially carrying to the WC is having Armani as the second GK. It looks uncomfortably obvious that Scaloni has to still retain him as the second GK, maybe more so because fo pressure from confederation. In case Dubo has an injury or unlikely suspension, Argentina would have a literal hole in the goal. Despite having two clearly better GKs.

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