Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said Thursday he was optimistic Angel Di Maria and Rodrigo De Paul will be available for their World Cup quarter-final against the Netherlands
Argentina trainer Lionel Scaloni said Thursday he was auspicious Angel Di Maria and Rodrigo De Paul will be available for their FIFA World Cup quarter-final against the Netherlands. Di Maria missed the last- 16 palm over Australia because of injury and there are enterprises over the fitness of midfielder De Paul, who has played every nanosecond of the event in Qatar.” They are doing well. We are going to see them in training moment to decide the line- up,” said Scaloni, visibly dissatisfied by reports that De Paul is nursing a hamstring issue.
“History we trained behind unrestricted doors and I do not know where this information comes from,” he bristled.
“The verity is always that after a match there are players who train independently or do half the session grounded on the number of twinkles played.
“Moment we will make the decision on how we want to approach the match. That’s the most important thing.”
Argentina face the Netherlands on Friday in a reprise of their 2014 semi-final clash in Brazil, where the South Americans won on penalties following a 0- 0 draw after 120 twinkles.
The two countries have met five former times at the World Cup, including in the 1978 final, which Argentina won 3- 1 after redundant time. Argentina have noway beaten the Dutch in 90 twinkles.
“They demurred penalties history. They always stay on exercising penalties at training,” said Scaloni.
“It’s each about luck when you get to a penalty shootout. I hope we do not get to that and we win the game before that.”
“Football occasionally can be veritably beautiful and occasionally it can be cruel,” he added.
The Netherlands are unbeaten in 19 games since Louis van Gaal returned for a third spell at the helm in August last time.
Van Gaal was also in charge whe the Dutch agonisingly missed out on reaching a fourth World Cup final.
Rather it was an Argentina platoon led by Alejandro Sabella who advanced before losing 1- 0 to Germany in the final after redundant time. Thursday marked two times to the day since Sabella’s end.
Sabella failed in 2020 at the age of 66, lower than two weeks after the death of Diego Maradona, after times of battling with cancer and heart problems.
“Moment is a sad day for us. This was a huge loss for Argentina because of everything he gave to us and the values he passed on to us. I wanted to remind everyone of him,” said Scaloni.
“We are going to give everything for this shirt to represent our country. When the game is over I really hope we can be happy with the result. And if not, I hope people can identify with us.” Know More FIFA News…