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Name Lionel Scaloni
Gender Male
Ethnic Argentinian
Job Argentina Head Coach

Affiliation

Org Argentina National Team
Club as Player xxxx

2019 03 09 Retrieve

[Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni explains why superstar Lionel Messi is back in the fold for upcoming friendlies] It was a big disappointment the World Cup in Russia, and for [Lionel Messi] even more. The decision in the first six matches [of the Scaloni cycle] was that he did not come. Over time he saw that we grew up, he observed the way we play and he is happy. Messi wants to try it one more time

2019 07 06 Retrieve

[The coach came to Leo’s defence after he accused CONMEBOL of setting up the Copa in Brazil’s favour following a contentious sending off] I still don’t understand what it is Messi did to get sent off. I feel that we should be playing the final right now, but we got the consolation prize of winning the third-place game, which is the least we had to do. We believe that when one of us is hit we all are, in a football sense. You cannot look away when a team-mate is mistreated. We saw it with Leo and with others too. We built a team through our unity

The sensation from the game today is even stranger than the other day. I still don’t get the criteria for VAR in this Copa. Either the criteria is wrong, or [the referees] cannot agree on anything. I think that they still are unsure about the VAR system

2020 04 10 Retrieve

[Will Lionel Messi play at Copa America 2021?] I don’t know if it will be the last [tournament Messi plays with Argentina] Hopefully not. But Argentina need the title, more than just him. Hopefully, don’t promise anything, but we’ll give the maximum to reach the final

2020 06 03 Retrieve

[Lionel Scaloni said playing alongside countryman Lionel Messi is better for Inter star Lautaro Martinez amid growing links to Barcelona] If he plays with Messi he is better, no doubt. Beyond that later he will have to fight for the position as he did in Inter. We have to be calm. If he changes clubs, maybe he does not have to be the undisputed starter, and it will not affect us, as long as he has a number of minutes that allows him to be in force. He has a huge future but still has a lot to give