Argentina national team Lionel Scaloni spoke about his Argentina contract renewal, Lionel Messi and Emiliano Martinez.
Lionel Scaloni has lifted three trophies with the Argentina national team. The 2021 Copa America, the 2022 Finalissima and the World Cup.
An incredible achievement for any coach, Scaloni had been speaking with the AFA management in regards to his contract renewal. Speaking in an interview with El Partidazo de COPE, here is what he had to say:
“I’ll be traveling to Buenos Aires these days. I hope to meet with the president and see if we reach the agreement we want. That’s the idea. I don’t know what day I will travel because now I’m enjoying myself with the family.
“I’m fine where I am. I’ll continue coaching. Being in the national team allows me to be at home, with the family, see my kids grow. At some point the moment will come to coach a club.
“I have the best relationship with him and I thank him for the opportunity he gave me to have been in charge of the national team.”
In regards to Argentina captain Lionel Messi:
“For me, Messi is the best in history. Maradona was great but with Leo I have something special.
“The first thing Aimar and I did when we got to the national team was to video call Messi.
“To press and to steal the ball, Messi is number one.”
Regarding goalkeeper and penalty shootout hero Emiliano Martinez:
“Dibu (Emiliano Martínez) has a personality that has given a lot to the team. It’s incredible what a good guy he is, you should know him.”
The last minute save by Martínez on Kolo Muani in the World Cup final:
“I have seen Dibu’s save several times… And if I go back to watch it, it might go in.
About the World Cup:
“I haven’t seen the (World Cup) final again. Until today, I think it was a shame we were not able to close the game in 90 minutes.”