Rodrigo De Paul commented on Argentina’s 2-0 loss against Uruguay and the match against Brazil on Tuesday.
De Paul started Argentina’s World Cup qualifying match against Uruguay and the Argentine was part of a scrap in the first half. Speaking to TyC Sports after the match, here is what he had to say:
“Unfortunately, we were not able to do what we have been doing. Uruguay did very well. Sometimes we have to lose. The important thing is what happens from now on.
“We lost because Uruguay outplayed us. The team has shown that it has a lot of character. This is football. I think that out of the last 50 matches, this is the second one we have lost. The pain is that we were not able to give the people a nice moment and a win. But I think the team can’t be criticized for anything.
“We, in the development of the match, should have found options and possibilities to counter what Uruguay came to do.”
The 29 year old was asked about the scrap on the pitch:
“It’s a stupid thing to do. It’s on the pitch, nothing happens. I like to talk about football. Uruguay did better and now we have to get up and play a great match in Brazil. Sometimes football is unfair. We have to take care of everything we have won, everything we have achieved, all the respect we have earned in this time. It is done on the pitch and nothing else.”
Argentina play Brazil on Tuesday and De Paul was asked about the match:
“It is an attractive match to come. Brazil and Argentina is alawys different. It is a classic, at the Maracana, which we have fond memories of the last time… It will be a very difficult match but we are ready for it.
“We will prepare for the match with the respect Brazil deserves for the great team that they are. It is not for nothing that they have never lost at home in the qualifiers. Going to the Maracana brings back nice memories but it will be different.”