World Cup 2022: Lionel Scaloni defends Argentina gamers behaviour in stormy win over Netherlands

World Cup 2022: Lionel Scaloni defends Argentina gamers behaviour in stormy win over Netherlands
World Cup 2022: Lionel Scaloni defends Argentina gamers behaviour in stormy win over Netherlands

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni dismissed criticism of his gamers’ conduct throughout the feisty World Cup quarterfinal match in opposition to the Netherlands.

India Today Web Desk

New Delhi,UPDATED: Dec 12, 2022 23:49 IST

Argentina’s Scaloni dismisses criticism of gamers’ behaviour throughout Netherlands conflict (Reuters)

By India Today Web Desk: Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni stated that criticism of his gamers’ behaviour throughout the tense World Cup quarterfinal match in opposition to the Netherlands was “out of contact with actuality.” There had been 17 yellow playing cards and one sending-off as gamers clashed on quite a few events earlier than and after Argentina gained a penalty shootout to advance to the World Cup semifinals.

Scaloni argued that it was mistaken to cost his gamers with poor sportsmanship, citing examples of how they’d beforehand carried out themselves following video games, whatever the final result.

“We should take away this taboo that we have no idea find out how to lose and we have no idea find out how to win,” stated Scaloni, talking a day earlier than Argentina’s match in opposition to Croatia within the semifinals.

“We misplaced our first sport with Saudi Arabia and went quietly to the resort to proceed getting ready for what was coming. We gained the Copa America in Brazil (final 12 months) and I feel you noticed essentially the most lovely picture of sportsmanship you would see, with Neymar, (Lionel) Messi, (Leandro) Paredes and different gamers sitting on the steps of the Maracana.” Scaloni stated the criticism had harm Argentina’s satisfaction.

“This challenge should be settled,” he stated via an interpreter. ”We deeply respect the Netherlands, as we do now for Croatia and all our rivals.

“We should banish the concept we have no idea find out how to win or lose. That is completely out of contact with actuality.” Since the stunning loss to Saudi Arabia, Argentina has been yet another defeat away from elimination however dealt with the stress and put collectively three straight wins to succeed in the quarterfinals. There, the workforce conceded targets within the 83rd minute and within the eleventh minute of stoppage time to be taken to further time by the Netherlands.

Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico stated his workforce is flourishing on taking part in on the sting.

“We have sufficient expertise to be like this in the meanwhile,” stated the left-back, who will seemingly return to the workforce in opposition to Croatia rather than the suspended Marcos Acuna. ”In knockout matches, there will likely be moments the place we must endure.

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