lionel scaloniselector Argentina on the World Cup Qatar 2022stated that his team “will give the maximum” Tuesday in the semi-final against Croatia for the thousands of fans who came to the venue despite the country’s economic problemsin addition to those who suffer from a distance each game.
The illusion is that of all Argentines, that is evident. This team plays for them, for their families, for the people.
The Argentine fans have been the majority and have weighed in the stadiums in recent games, supporting his team with songs, even in games in which the albiceleste did not play, drawing the attention of the international press.
We are grateful to the fan who made a tremendous effort, because we know what it costs to come here, and to the one who is suffering in Argentina. We will do our best.
Argentinaone of the big favorites for the title, won the Group C that he shared with Poland, Mexico and Saudi Arabiato then leave on the way to Australia Y Netherlandsa path that has led them to confront Croatia Tuesday at semifinals from the lusail stadium.
“The game the other day was played as it had to be played. We know how to lose and we know how to win. We lost to Arabia and we left quietly,” he said. scaloni about the disputed end of the quarterfinal match against the Netherlands, where they were criticized for their effusive celebrations in the faces of their rivals.
About the next challenge, scaloni added:
Croatia is a great team, with great players, and they give the feeling of a good group, which is really what matters. We expect a very difficult match, they are going to make things difficult for us.
Argentina fell thrashed 3-0 by Croatia in the first round of World Cup Russia 2018a competition that had a disappointing end when the team was left eliminated in the round of 16 by the current champion, France.
Lionel Messi, Nicolás Otamendi, Ángel Di María, Nicolás Tagliafico, Marcos Acuña and the substitute goalkeeper Franco Armani remain in the Russia’s Albiceleste rosterwhile scaloni was also present as Jorge Sampaoli’s assistant.
“Today we see Croatia which follows in final instances, it is a very well made team but there are few similarities, different players, different characteristics,” he said. tagliafico At the press conference.
“We are another team too. It will be totally different than four years ago, but you have to be careful, we have the experience of that match“Added the defender who could be the starter to replace the suspended Acuña due to accumulated cards.
Croatia and Argentina will kick off the semifinals on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.Central Mexico time, from the lusail stadium in Doha, Qatar.
(With information from Reuters)