Argentina could have made the Spherical of 16 with a 2-0 win over Poland on Wednesday, however boss Lionel Scaloni isn’t prepared to have fun simply but. As an alternative he’s apprehensive in regards to the subsequent match, an eliminator, in opposition to Australia on the Al Rayyan Stadium on December 4.
“We’re joyful however shouldn’t be euphoric because it’s loopy that we’re taking part in in two days and circumstances usually are not nice. We aren’t favourites, it was a troublesome group (C). However simply because we received right now we will’t be winners,” Scaloni mentioned.
In actual fact, the preparations begin tomorrow. “Now we have watched few movies of Australia. From tomorrow, we are going to put together totally and analyse them.”
When requested whether or not Messi ought to have been protected in the direction of the tip, Scaloni mentioned: “I wouldn’t substitute (Lionel) Messi except he tells me to.”
The 44-year-old is proud of how Argentina has used its reserves. He mentioned, “Substitutions labored nicely and we thought of collectively doing nicely. It’s good to know all 26 gamers can contribute.
“All of the gamers need to be right here, completely different gamers with completely different traits. We didn’t permit them to counter assault and that’s our credit score not their mistake.”