Coach Javier Mascherano spoke after the 3-3 draw vs. Paraguay and commented about the last game that is coming for Argentina in the Olympic qualifiers against Brazil.
Here is what he had to say in the post-game press conference about the last-minute draw vs. Paraguay:
“I value the hearts of the boys to tie even though we didn’t have the game we wanted. They fought until the end, and it is a positive balance.”
Mascherano has been receiving a lot of criticism from the fans throughout the whole tournament:
“We are one victory away from qualifying… Those who criticize me? Maybe they are lucky and I only have one game left… I’m not thinking about what they say about me; I’m trying to do my best.”
About the crucial match against Brazil coming for his team, Argentina’s U23 coach stated the following:
“It’s going to be a demanding match. That’s it, it’s the last one. It’s all or nothing. You have to think positively; we have already talked about it with the boys. After this game, there is nothing more. We will go to win from the beginning. We look at the other games’ results, but it doesn’t do much good to think about that. We focus on what we can handle.”