Lionel Scaloni warns towards underestimating ‘excellent’ Mexico

Lionel Scaloni warns against underestimating 'very good' Mexico

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni warned his facet towards underestimating Mexico forward of their Group C conflict on Saturday, labeling the Concacaf facet a ‘excellent workforce, with a transparent line of play’.

The Albiceleste are determined for a victory, after falling 2-1 to Saudi Arabia of their inaugural 2022 World Cup match. Argentina now sit in final place of the Group C standings, and danger being eradicated from Spherical of 16 competition with out a constructive consequence towards El Tri. 

However the head coach insists Mexico is not going to make the trail to a few factors simple. 

“We’re serious about the match towards Mexico, which will probably be completely completely different and the workforce’s manner of taking part in will probably be comparable. We aren’t going to alter our manner of taking part in due to what occurred on Tuesday. You need to flip the web page. We now have to play in the identical manner,” assured Scaloni. 

“Mexico is an excellent workforce, with a really clear line of play. Offensive workforce, with an ideal coach, however we’ve got a manner of taking part in and we do not have to barter it past the truth that we will obtain a blow just like the one the opposite day.”

Mexico enters the sport with one level, after managing a 0-0 draw towards Poland that noticed Guillermo Ochoa cease Rober Lewandowski’s penalty to maintain the workforce’s Spherical of 16 hopes alive. However the scoreline might be deceiving, as El Tri managed 11 total pictures, and 4 on objective. 

Scaloni admitted he doesn’t consider Mexico will change their type of taking part in towards Argentina, permitting the workforce to organize accordingly. 

“I do not assume it should change [Mexico’s way of playing]. I am not within the head of ‘Tata’ [Gerardo Martino], however I do not assume it should change past the outcomes. You need to add factors and it’ll take not less than 4 or six to move.” Scaloni talked about, earlier than delving into the significance of the sport. 

“What do we’ve got at stake? A soccer match with all of the duty that there’s a nation behind us hoping that we do effectively, however with absolutely the peace of thoughts that whoever goes out on the sphere will surrender each final drop of sweat. This workforce will go away every little thing till the final minute that we’re on the pitch to show this example round.

“Emotionally, past the shock of the primary day, the response is rapid. Whenever you obtain a success, what you must do is rise up and this group is skilled for that. There is no doubt. We consider searching for alternate options to our sport however not in our personal manner. It’s attainable that we make some variations.

“There are occasions whenever you win and also you lose. Sadly it occurred within the World Cup, however luckily it was within the first sport. What counts is going through the sport as if it had been the final. You’ll be able to lose, the difficulty is the way you rise up.”

Argentina final didn’t qualify for the Spherical of 16 in 2002, shedding to England and drawing towards Sweden to conclude in third. Now, the strain is on for the match favorites to transcend.

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