Argentina U20 national team coach Javier Mascherano spoke to the media following the team’s 2-0 loss vs. Nigeria at the U20 World Cup.
Javier Mascherano’s Argentina U20 national team were unable to get the win and have been eliminated from the tournament. Mascherano spoke to the media after the match. Here is what he had to say:
“I knew that it would cost us if we were careless and that penalised us a lot.
“The team tried and the boys left everything. The guys have to try and lift their heads up and continue with their clubs.
“In this game, merit has nothing to do with the result. It hurts our soul. We did everything to try and continue in the tournament.
“Football is like this. At times it gives you and at other times it takes away. Today was that situation and you have to congratulate Nigeria.
“We showed calmness to play and we played the match we had to play but it didn’t give.”