03 Jul Argentina deserved to make Copa America remaining as an alternative of Brazil, says Scaloni
After seeing aspect hunch to defeat in opposition to Brazil, Argentina’s coach was adamant his aspect had been superior regardless of the scoreline
Lionel Scaloni felt Argentina deserved to win their Copa America semi-final in opposition to Brazil after struggling a 2-Zero loss on Tuesday.
Argentina had their possibilities in Belo Horizonte, however fell after targets from Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino for Brazil.
Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi hit the woodwork for Scaloni’s aspect, who loved loads of possession after the hosts opted to take a seat again having gone 1-Zero up.
Scaloni, who was sad with the refereeing amid strategies Argentina may have been awarded two penalties, felt his team deserved a spot within the remaining.
“On benefit, the team that ought to have gone to the ultimate was Argentina,” Scaloni informed a information convention post-match.
“We had been superior to Brazil. We confirmed that this group of gamers really feel the shirt like no person [else].
“We go away a picture for the way forward for this nationwide team and an excellent approach ahead.”
Aguero hit the crossbar after Jesus’ opener, whereas Messi struck the publish within the second half, earlier than Firmino’s sealer.
Requested about his future on the helm, Scaloni – in his first administration job – mentioned it was not the time to debate his place.
“I do not assume it is time to speak about it, as a result of that is the least of my worries proper now,” he mentioned.
“I wish to be with my gamers and share this tough second.”
Messi, carrying the captain’s armband for Argentina, agreed together with his coach’s evaluation of the match and made a degree of questioning the referee’s efficiency.
“They weren’t higher than us. They discovered the web early and the second purpose got here from a penalty [to Aguero] they did not award,” Messi informed reporters.
“They [the officials] had booked a number of bullsh*t, however they did not even test the VAR, that is unbelievable.
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“That occurred everywhere in the sport. On the first look of contact, they dominated of their [Brazil’s] favour and this sort of bullsh*t distracted us from the sport.
“There is no such thing as a excuses for us, however we have to assessment this, analyse it and let’s hope CONMEBOL does one thing about it.
“I feel we performed an incredible sport. We made an incredible effort they usually weren’t superior to us.”