Argentina U20 coach Javier Mascherano spoke about qualifying for the Round of 16 of the U20 World Cup.
Javier Mascherano has his Argentina U20 national team on six points, winning two of their first two matches at the tournament. A 2-1 win vs. Uzbekistan and a 3-0 win vs. Guatemala, they have qualified for the Round of 16 at the U20 World Cup.
Mascherano spoke to the media following the match. Here is what he had to say:
“We needed to build on a lot of good things we did in the first game. I am happy for qualifying.
“We are going to need everyone and it’s important that they get more minutes.
Argentina is to take it one game at a time. In three days, we will play a very difficult match against New Zealand. We have to be calm and enjoy this moment because it was a test for us and the boys.
“If a national team is at a World Cup, it’s for a reason. No rival is easy.
“I am really enjoying all of this even though it’s a new process. I think my role is to accompany them and to give them calmness.”