Scaloni joked about the coronation of the tango team when playing on Brazil.
Argentina is the runner-up of Copa America for the last two years. They have not won this tournament since 1993. When asked about this year’s opportunity at a press conference before going to Colombia, Lionel Scaloni joked: “If we win, I will retire. “
Although there is no long-term contract with Argentina, Scaloni is aware of the importance of the tournament in Brazil. He hightlighted that they were there to play all matches, and also to show that the Argentinian deserved to wear a blue and white striped shirt.”
In the 2019 Copa America match, Argentina faces a hard-to-play Colombian opponent, with many stars such as Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez, Juan Cuadrado. However, the history of confrontation was tilted toward Argentina when they won three, drawn two at the last five encounters. At the Copa America 2015, the tango team drew 0-0 after 120 minutes and won the 5-4 shootout in the quarterfinals.
“Colombia is a tough team. They have twice made it to the Copa America finals. Therefore, nothing is easy in this game. It is important that my students stay focused and think about the game.” , Scaloni emphasized.
The Argentine captain did not forget to praise Lionel Messi, who was determined to conquer his first team title in 2019. He appreciated his enthusiasm every time he came out, adding that Messi is born to play and win. They are happy to know that Messi is there with other players to win the cup.
Left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, who recently joined Ajax in the Champions League semi-finals, also praised Messi for his words. He said that it was incredible when a person is full of the title as Messi still desired to win.