Lionel Scaloni speaks on Argentina’s matches in June, preparing for the Copa America


Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni spoke about Argentina’s two friendly matches in June and preparing for the Copa America.

Lionel Scaloni and Argentina will be playing two friendly matches in June in the United States. The first will be on June 9 against Ecuador at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois and the second on June 14 against Guatemala at Commanders Field in Washington, DC.

Scaloni to Major League Soccer where he commented about Argentina and preparing for the Copa America in the United States. Here is what he had to say:

“When playing against Argentina, they play against the champion. But for us, nothing much changes.

“Always playing with this shirt means going out to compete in every game and it will not change our way of approaching each match. It is true that we have one more star on our chest and the responsibility is to continue competing. But our way of playing will be the same.

“A tour before a Cup is always important and especially because you adjust the last details for the debut.

“The players are coming off a long season in which most have played a lot of matches and it is time to join forces. They are two matches that would have the team ready to compete.”

A preliminary list of 29 players for the Copa America and the two matches against Honduras and Ecuador was released by Lionel Scaloni on Monday. Here is the list of players:

Franco Armani (River Plate)
Gerónimo Rulli (Ajax)
Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa)

Gonzalo Montiel (Notting Forest)
Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid)
Leonardo Balerdi (Olympique Marseille)
Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur)
Germán Pezzella (Real Betis)
Lucas Martínez Quarta (Fiorentina)
Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica)
Lisandro Martínez (Manchester United)
Marcos Acuña (Sevilla)
Nicolás Tagliafico (Lyon)
Valentín Barco (Brighton)

Guido Rodríguez (Real Betis)
Leandro Paredes (AS Roma)
Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool)
Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid)
Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)
Enzo Fernández (Chelsea)
Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur)

Ángel Di María (Benfica)
Valentín Carboni (AC Monza)
Lionel Messi (Inter Miami)
Ángel Correa (Atletico Madrid)
Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)
Nicolás González (Fiorentina)
Lautaro Martínez (Inter)
Julián Álvarez (Manchester City)

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