"This is a selection that will be hard to beat." Signed: Lionel Scalloni. No more internships, there is already a complete and proper cycle. There are no more doubts, there is a clear basis for what the new Argentina is like. And this week, in Elche, the tests were completed. That was the goal of the coaching staff and with the huge 6-1 victory over Ecuador in total crisis, the Lionel DT cycle is starting to provide assurance. And It is the coach himself who gives his names to those who are already a repeat figure, in this more than expected account rebuilding (by context, Bausa and Sampaoli were not encouraged to do so). "If you look at my cycle, there are five or six players that are the base, they always played. Therefore, it is not necessary for some to continue adding minutes. They have already shown me that they can be part of this selection: Lautaro, Paredes and De Paul. Tagliafiko, Egce Akusha and Dibala, alike. They gave us a lot of play, behavior, "said the coach, selected in his latest tour, which included a 2-2 draw with Germany and involving more players in the cycle.
In Spain it was the moment of the 31st player who made his debut in the National Team with Scaloni in the bank. And what counts is not the number itself: the transcendent thing is to have variants that are not of the qualities of the past but of the intensity of the present. "We have an important foundation and we add players who have responded and can be trusted, such as Ocampos and Nicolas Gonzalez.", was the expression most heard in the intimacy of the delegation. It is that most of the callers used their chance. No doubt, that the one who got the most juice was Lucas Alario, who definitely got it in the group and it's a different variant of the title that makes up Lautaro and Aguero.
In terms of the core team, which it already has Armani, Otamendi, Tagliafico, De Paul, Paredes, Messi, Aguero and Lautarothere are a question that remains from the beginning of the cycle: the right. Hoyt conquered Montiel's pulse, which added points to the previous tour. Neither is Otamandi's partner defined. In Copa America, it's settled for Pesala, but the coach continues the search. Martinez Quarta loves her future very much … And the wheel that ends half of the terrain is the other unknown: Celso or Palaces. But there could be variants if Messi or Kuhn ever disappear.
Who completes the foundation? Esteban Andrada, Augustan Marche, Renzo Saravia, Walter Caneman, Marcos Acunia, Guido Rodriguez, Nicolas Dominguez, Roberto Pereira, Mathias Zaracho, Alexis MacAlister, Lucas Okamola, Lukas Nicolaos, Paulo Nicolas
Eight Scaloni holders, three suspicions and the basis of the team.
In this 19-match period, the headquarters called 70 players and gave 63 players minutes. The concept repeats itself: it's not about numbers, it's about searching. And among so many tests, the conclusions are positive. Surname level or tactical level. There is a maternal system, which is 44-2, but there are also spaces for 4-3-1-2 when Messi is there, to play a line of three, if the game demands it as ST against Germany and yesterday it seemed like 3-4-3, with Hoyt Stopper and Acusa de Carillero. "You can win or lose, but with this attitude and this desire that these guys are playing … It's a tough unbeatable selection, but I said to the players: I'm excited how they understand what it is to play with this jersey," he summed up.
The qualifications are around 2020 (starting in March) and before the only FIFA date in November (15 against Brazil and 18 against Paraguay or Uruguay), in which the coach will try to bolster the team, already with Messi and Aguero on the court . Ole progresses you The choice that is no longer the same as ever (which will undoubtedly miss them), but to the young people who, with the power of a friendly and battered shirt, have definitely been put in a privileged position. The new choice.