Sunday, June 4, 2023

Javier Mascherano on Sub-20 World Cup debut: “Tomorrow the truth begins”

The Argentina national team will make their U-20 World Cup debut against Uzbekistan this Saturday and in a preview, Javier Mascherano admits he is taking the new opportunity with great enthusiasm and hopes the result matches the previous South American one. would be different, in which they were eliminated.

Koch spoke to the press, with Koch commenting that he knew that being the host had created this possibility. “We know how they happened. They gave us a new opportunity, which was lost for us. Keen to do the right thing this time,” he said.

Meanwhile, he commented: “What happened has been analyzed by us as the coaching staff and also by some of the boys who were in South American. It is a group with many new ones. Tomorrow the truth starts. It Very important day because in February this is something which was not on our mind.

On the other hand, he avoided mentioning the absence of Alejandro Garnacho, Nicolas Paz and Facundo Buonanote, who were not loaned by their clubs. He said, ‘The people we wanted to be there are there, it is not necessary to talk about those who could not come. We are happy with the squad we were able to put together,” he said.

Regarding the premiere in the single mother of the cities of Santiago del Estero, he indicated that they have practically the line-up that they will have from the beginning and explained: “The team is almost defined. With respect to the players, we confirmed Haven’t, so I keep it safe.” Furthermore, he admitted that he tries to take the pressure off the players.

“It is a game, they have to go on the field to play to get rid of any pressure or external things. Compete well and things are going to work out as we expect,” Masche convinced him to continue in his first experience as technical director after Claudio Tapia, Lionel Scaloni and Lionel Messi.

In turn, Jefesito highlighted: “We try to convey that the youth team has nothing to do with the Majors. There was a time when the Majors did not achieve the feat and the Juveniles did. And no one knows whether he will be able to play in another World Cup. Enjoy this gift.”

In short, around this spot, he indicated: “I am happy to be here, I would not have thought of being the coach of the youth team and that the World Cup would be held in our country, Argentina. Confusion, but calmly”. Mascherano expressed his good feelings for the fans’ support.

“Good energy. Being able to come in front of our people, in the interior, where people are not used to seeing the national team. It’s a plus, positive. Very nice welcome. We know how football lives in the interior. We have to take advantage of being local in Santiago del Estero”, he concluded.

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