Leandro Paredes commented on Argentina’s win vs. Brazil, Lionel Scaloni possibly stepping down as coach and the fight involving the Brazilian police and the Argentina fans.
Paredes was brought on as a substitute for Argentina against Brazil and the Argentine spoke to the media after the match. Here is what he had to say:
“We have to play it down. We have to see what the coach thinks, we will surely talk about it when the time comes but we are happy for what we have achieved. We made history again, let’s enjoy it.
“We think about ourselves. We don’t care about our opponents, we think about ourselves and I think we did things well.
“Beyond the result against Uruguay, I think we got up in the best way, as we always did, winning in Brazil and making history again. We really enjoyed everything that has happened with the people, it was to give them an answer, our support by winning in Brazil.”
He was also asked about Lionel Scaloni’s comments of him possibly resigning as coach of the Argentina national team:
“We didn’t talk to Scaloni. We are aware he’s the head of the group, let’s hope he stays there, that he makes the decision to stay because he is very important. He will have his reasons but we are more than grateful. Let’s hope he changes his mind and stays with us.”
The Argentine was asked about the Brazilian police attacking the Argentina fans:
“Unfortunately, what happens outside is transferred onto the pitch and it is not good for that to happen.”