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Scaloni: “We’re not lucky with injuries and suspensions”

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The Argentine coach, Lionel Scaloni, praised the dedication of his players on the field, after their 3-0 victory over Venezuela, but at the same time, he lamented the absences he suffers in each game due to “injuries or suspensions.”
“I don’t want there to be absences, it’s good that the players comply and make it difficult for me, but we’re not lucky with injuries and suspensions,” said the coach at a press conference after the match, which was held on the penultimate day of the South American Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.

He continued: “I expected Korea to score a goal because they deserved it. All the players, including Julián Albarez, can have a chance against Ecuador,” referring to a replacement for Lautaro Martínez, who is absent due to his infection. with Corona- and the possible participation of the River Plate player in the next game.

Asked about the impressive performance of Di María, who participated as a substitute and finished the game scoring a goal and giving a decisive pass, the coach stated that it was appropriate to point out that “he suffered an injury and made a great effort to be here today, he must thank you because I didn’t want to be absent on this day and played the last game in theory at home before the World Cup”.

On the possibility that this is the last game to be held on Argentine soil before participating in the 2022 World Cup, he concluded by saying: “I hope it’s not the last game before the World Cup. People do it perfectly.”

Argentina defeated Venezuela with goals from Nicolás González (35° S), Di María (79° S) and Messi (82° S).


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