Unexpected words from Scaloni to the Argentine players after the loss from Saudi Arabia...the secret of reaching the quarter-finals
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni revealed his words to the "Tango" players after losing to Saudi Arabia in the first round of the group stage at the 2022 World Cup, indicating that the players understood these words and went beyond this match and qualified for the quarter-finals.
And he explained in a press conference after Argentina beat Australia 2-1 in the round of 16 and qualified to face the Netherlands in the quarter-finals, that: We started the tournament in a difficult way, but despite that I did not speak of anything unusual after the loss against Saudi Arabia, and I asked the players only to trust and work hard. The players understood my message, and now we're in the quarter-finals."
He praised the performance of the star, Lionel Messi, and said, "He played a great match and made the difference, especially with the goal he scored, stressing that this version is difficult, strong and different because all the teams are at the top of readiness."
He added, "I hope that Angel Di Maria, who did not participate due to injury, will recover, as we need to analyze the Australia match and stand on some points before facing the Netherlands in the quarter-finals."
He concluded, "The Netherlands national team does not currently present the usual beautiful ball, but the match will be strong, but unfortunately one of the teams will leave in the quarter-finals."
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