Ángel Di María spoke about being the Argentina captain and the win vs. Bolivia.
Di María was the captain for Argentina during their 3-0 win vs. Bolivia as Lionel Messi was rested and did not take part in the game. The World Cup champion gave two assists in the win and spoke to TyC Sports about what it was like to be the captain. Here is what he had to say:
“The truth is that it was something very nice. Emotional. It was much more the other day when Leo put the captain’s armband because being given to you by the best player in the world is something unique.
“For the best player in the world to put the captain’s armband on you is something you cannot explain and I am very proud. We didn’t talk about it because we didn’t know if he was going to play or not, it depended on how he was. He tried until the last day but he was in discomfort and it was better not to risk it.”
He also commented on the win:
“We played a perfect game, we did not make any mistakes, they did not score a goal, we worked just like we had prepared and every time we scored, it was important.
“You feel it but it’s more psychological, nothing more. I am very happy, the team deserved a win like that and they didn’t score on Dibu (Emiliano Martinez), which was important.
“This has just started, these were two games and we knew it was important to get the six points for what is to come, which are difficult games. There was a lot of talk this week. But it is impossible for people from other countries not to love Argentina because it has the best in history and that is something unmatched.”