Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni on not playing European teams


Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni spoke about not playing European teams in the friendly matches in March.

Lionel Scaloni spoke at a press conference on Thursday about the team, the young players and Lionel Messi not being with the team. He also commented on playing against El Salvador and not playing any European teams. Here is what he had to say:

“El Salvador is a good team with a clear idea. Our idea of the game is going to be similar to the one that we have had.

“Initially, we had signed with China, that was for two important opponents (Nigeria and Ivory Coast). They didn’t happen due to reasons that I don’t know and I don’t get involved.

“Under no circumstances do I disrespect the opponents we are going to face now (El Salvador and Costa Rica). They are good for us, they have their difficulties.

“We became World champions almost without competing against any European opponents. Football has this: If you compete against the best, it does not guarantee that you will reach the competitions well and if you play with rivals from another entity, it does not guarantee anything either. The important thing is the idea and what we want to work on.”


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