Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni commented on the team’s 2-1 loss vs. Saudi Arabia.
Lionel Scaloni coached his first game at a World Cup and spoke to the media after the game. Here is what he had to say:
“It’s difficult to assimilate because in four or five minutes they scored both goals against us with their only shots on target. There is no other option but to get up. We have to win the enxt two games, we don’t have to anylize more than that. Today is a sad day but we have to keep our heads high and keep going.
“We knew how they would play and we had prepared for the game during the week with defensive lines. The offsides were millimeters, it’s the new technology. But beyond that, what they did, they did well.
“The first half I believe was all us and those offside situations, at another moment, would have been a goal. At half time we had mentioned that the game was weird and that a goal could change anything and that’s what happened. They drew and practically the next play they made it 2-1 for them.
“We will analyze with a lot of calmness. I haven’t spoken to the players yet because they are hurt and are thinking of the result but about turning the situation around. It is about winning the following games and that is where we are at.”