Leandro Paredes speaks on Argentina national team, Lionel Messi

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Leandro Paredes spoke about the Argentina national team and Lionel Messi.

Paredes has been an integral part in the Argentina national team. He is one of the players who has represented the team the most since Lionel Scaloni took over as coach.

The Argentine was part of the 2021 Copa America team which lifted the trophy in Brazil. Speaking in an interview with Todo Pasa, here is what he had to say in regards to the Copa America:

“After the match vs. Colombia, we knew that something nice could happen, that something historic could happen and we were much more confident than when the Copa first started.”

In regards to Lionel Messi:

“For us, it’s very important that he is well, happy, enjoying everything we are living. He suffered a lot with the Argentina national team. It’s nice that today, he’s enjoying it.

“It shows every time we have to come to the Argentina national team, how he enjoys it, how he lives it. He knows that it may be his last World Cup and he enjoys it more. It’s nice to win, to be how we are. Doing it with him is more than enough.”

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  1. maccallister<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<palacios<<enzo
    Enzo is a generational talent. we all knew just by watching pastore in one game how talented he was but he did not fulfill his potential Enzo is that kind of talent weather he will fulfill his potential or not is another question. Macalister can keep growing and have a better career than enzo or palacios but talent wise they are both miles ahead of him. don't underestimate palacios he is a Copa Liberatores winner and will be playing in the champions league next year Macalister plays to avoid relegation

  2. Most of these major European teams are a bit inconsistent. I would say both Argentina and Brazil are ahead of them now form wise.

    I mean last year we saw Italy and England being the 2 strongest of Europe. Now Germany and Netherlands look a bit stronger than them. France, Belgium, and Spain also look so so. Then the likes of Hungary suddenly look like one of Europe best. The truth is they all look very balanced now.

    Argentina and Brazil are way ahead of rank 3 of South American. The game of Argentina and Italy was not a fluke. I am sure we have the upper hand now. I am not underestimating Europeans now but Mbappe is completely wrong.

    Anyway in group C, I would say Australia have a good chance to finish second in the group. I think Denmark would face a harder time facing Australia than Peru as Australia is more defensive minded.

    • Nations league is friendly and most teams are not taking it seriously, don’t read too much into it.
      I do not trust this Brazil, they are always great when there is no pressure but choke at the crucial moment, Tite is doing something wrong because it keeps happening to him. Great qualifications and group stage games but mediocre performance in the knockout. Just check their Copa 2021 games.

    • If we lose friendlies, many here will freak out and claim we’re not ready for WC. If other team lose friendlies these clowns will say, its only friendlies.

      • Do you know what’s Argentina’s record against Germany since 2006? 3 wins for Argentina all friendly, 1 draw friendly, 3 wins for Germany all World Cup.
        Congratulations it’s a tie!

        • Does it matter? Brazil won all copa they hosted, until Argentina beat them last year. Spain never reach WC final before 2010, then they won it. Brazil lost to France in last 3 WC games, 1986, 1998, 2006, does that mean France will always win?

          Those kind of back history dont mean much, there’s always new result in future.

          Do you know who beat Germany in 2018? The mighty Mexico & Korea.

          • You have a comprehension problem. Anybody reading my comment understands it means friendliest are not real measures of a teams strength.
            You think I am talking about history.

    • These players are exhausted after a long season and continues matches. Also, they are trying different players. So, we can’t tell the big teams are declined. Germany always a force in WC.
      Germany, and Brazil. If we don’t face any of them in the WC. We will win this WC without much trouble. But if we play against any of them…it will be hard to predict the result.

  3. i see alario is one important inclusion in world cup squad.
    since it is 26 man, then the forward line should

    messi,dimaria,lautaro,nico,dybala,alario,julian
    this should be forward line for world cup

  4. Germany is trashing Italy… no one is rating Germany but they are one of the top 3 to lift the world cup.. top 3 imo.. argentina France Germany…

      • I saw them against Hungary in the stadium, they are nowhere near to Argentina, Hungary should have won easily. Argentina, Brazil the two top favourites then come the dark hourses Spain, Germany, Portugal, Holland and Uruguay. England and France are trash atm and this wont change imo.

    • Italy is in transition stage my bro,,
      In second half Mancini experimented with many young generation players.. he trusted Gnoto & he scored.. atleast Mancini get the credit for that…
      Now a days Donnarumma is becoming weaker in playing with his feet,, dilemma in passing ..
      He is not confident in giving even 10 yard push pass…
      5-2 is not a good results for Italian football heritage, but it’s not bad in trying debutant & newcomers..
      If scaloni didn’t try debutant or young players in 2019 Copa,, then
      2021 Copa would be a huge test & confusion for player selection..
      Now Arg playing XI is fixed atleast 16 members confirmed for Qatar…
      Unlike 2018 WC qualifiers: 4different coaches with 5 different main XI.

      In every 3months, I see 3 different main XI in the squad

      • currently, 21 players are confirmed. only 2 out of 3 players for the GK position, 1 midfielder, 1 defender and 1 forward are remaining.

    • Serious or not, Italy’s defense in this game was like Argentina’s under Sampaoli, the team that conceded 6 from Spain.
      But they played a good game in the finalissima with their stars. This is a different team.

  5. England – Has some fast and physical players. Players are technically good but as a team lacks idea. Hungary is leading them 1-0. Hungary is defending very well, cutting passing lanes, pressing well. England has no answer for it. There is no organized approach to counter Hungary’s plan.

    Germany – approach is like Flick’s bayern but lacks the pace and intensity of that ucl winning side. When in attack they go for 2-2-4-1 formation. They try to overwhelm opponent defence with numbers. Their counter attack is good. During counter attack, they exchange vertical back and forth passes while running, to create holes in opponent line. Their defence makes mistake when pressured and high line does not suit their current defenders. Once you can cross their first counter pressing line, there are lots of space to exploit.

  6. England – Has some fast and physical players. Some players are technically good but as a team lacks idea. Hungary is leading them 1-0. Hungary is defending very well, cutting passing lanes, pressing well. England has no answer for it. There is no organized approach to counter Hungary’s plan.

    Germany – approach is like Flick’s bayern but lacks the pace and intensity of that ucl winning side. When in attack they go for 2-2-4-1 formation. They try to overwhelm opponent defence with numbers. Their counter attack is good. During counter attack, they exchange vertical back and forth passes while running, to create holes in opponent line. Their defence makes mistake when pressured and high line does not suit their current defenders. Once you can cross their first counter pressing line, there are lots of space to exploit.

  7. Btw I am glad that Hotspur just sign Brighton best player, MacAllister teammate, Yves Bissouma. He is dubbed as one of the best DM of EPL. He plays nasty like Cuti only he is a DM.

  8. So the debate is why macalester over enzo?
    May Enzo has great potential but he still not test in Europe.( Don’t try to compare enzo with alvarez).On the other hand enzo has similarity with placios, what enzo offer that can offer placios with more powerfully,,so its simple for scoloni to chose…
    And macalester is a type of player who never try to fancy thing just play what he capable and coach like this type of players. He is confident with ball,just 23, more to comes…He is not meza..has meza ever played 2 /3 Premier League seasons?lol..its foolishness enzo compare with macalester.

    • The closest comparison I can give of McAllister is a defensively less efficient version of Lucas Biglia playing in the CM. You will see 90% of his passes are sideways and back while 5-10% are short-medium range safe passes forward.

      Someone asked what Palacios has done for the National team and for his club over the last two years to make a point that McAllister is better than Palacios. Just watch and compare the games of these two players against Estonia and come back to talk. If Palacios wasn’t injury prone, we could have watched him playing for Real Madrid.

      BTW, Are we seeing a trend here that McAllister is swapping for Foyth and Palacios for Lautaro on someone’s choice book?

      • Mac Alister is playing in toughest Premiere League he is consistemt starter not bench warmer like Palacios. You do not know football if you compare Mac Alister to Biglia thank God you are just a fan and not in Argentina staff or you would have destroyed every good thing.
        Mac Allister brings balance to the team slowly you will realize it.

        • If somebody has a history of slowly realizing things it is the one who have changed his opinion on several players (i.e. Lautaro, Montiel, Molina etc) just to say that those prayers have improved recently. Does it ring the bell?

    • @JEWEL his comments give me big laugh. i hope anyone won’t doubt coaching of gallardo enzo become regular starter under gallarodo, a lot of people thought since a player didn’t play in europe they are in no good. now some are thought enzo is no good then macllister or palacious and some will say they both play for european club. did anyone saw how enzo is performing in recent times under gallardo. he is almost involvement in goal in every matches,, he is strong, tall, good header,defence, passing,strong shoots,physical through balls everything is good, someone says class is permanent form is temporary,, i saw palacio during his rivertime and i’m seeing enzo in his river time.. i can ensure those who thought enzo is no good then macclister that his presence in river is way stronger than palacios in river and enzo physicality still gives better margin than palacious.. palacious has experience in more game and he has experiences in playing for national team this is why palacious is ahead than enzo. palacious performance in last copa semifinal or final which i’m not fond of. otherwise palacious has some decent performance too in some world cup qualifier. enzo can give support both defence and attack equally bcs of his strenth or natural physicality, i don’t know anything about palacious strong point of defence

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