Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni commented on his future.
Lionel Scaloni stated last month that he will be thinking about his future as coach of the Argentina national team. Scaloni was present at the 2024 Copa America draw and spoke to TyC Sports after the draw. Here is what he had to say:
“In principle, I am here because I am the coach. I said it after the match against Brazil that it is a personal moment to think and I am in that instance, to think. It is important after everything that we have achieved. We have to think about everything that is coming and see what we can do.
“The players are very good, the team is very good, they need a coach who is good, with all the energy. I said it and I repeat it, they need a coach who is at their level. It is time to think. I still think the same.
“From what has been said, we have to discard a lot of things that are being said. The relationship with the president has always been perfect. It is my decision to think. From that point on, to think what is best for the national team.
“It is necessary to do things well, with someone who is 100% focused, who knows what is coming. Important things are coming, very demanding. It is time to why. Why? Because there is time until the next time the national team meets. Above all, on a personal level.”
Scaloni also stated that he spoke with Lionel Messi and AFA President Claudio Tapia:
“I spoke to him after at the Maracana. I agreed to talk to him again. He is the captain and I have a great relationship with him.
“I spoke with the president, I spoke to him again today, on very good terms.”