The coach of the Argentine national team, Lionel Scaloni, acknowledged that it is “difficult to assimilate” the defeat suffered by Saudi Arabia by 2-1 in the debut in Qatar 2022, which left the team in an uncomfortable situation in Group C, forced to beat him to Mexico and Poland to continue in the race.
“It is difficult to assimilate the defeat because they scored two goals against us in five minutes, they were the only times they kicked us on goal. There is no other option but to get up, it is a sad day although we must raise our heads and continue”analyzed the Argentine DT in the press conference after the misstep against the Arabs.
Scaloni’s countenance, the tone and the atmosphere in the media attention room exposed the emotional shock caused by the fall at the start, although the coach tried to recover from his first conclusion about the fall and aimed to “win the next two “.
“We continue to think the same, we know that the World Cup has these things, one can be superior and in two plays it gets complicated and the dynamics change. Despite not having played well, we had the situations within the atmosphere of the game”commented the coach born in Pujato 44 years ago.
“The first half was all ours, if those finite situations were a goal, everything was different. When we got to the locker room we told the players that it was a strange game and that’s how it happened. So far I haven’t talked to the players, we’ll analyze it later. We have to win the following games”, analyzed the coach.
The entry Scaloni: “Head up and continue, this is just beginning” was first published in Sin Mordaza.