After the draw against Paraguay and Brazil’s victory against Venezuela, Mascherano’s team was forced to beat Brazil on the last date. Changes are coming in the eleven.
The day after the agonizing draw of the Argentine Under 23 National Team against Paraguay, on the second date of the final quadrangular of the Venezuela Pre-Olympic, Javier Mascherano’s team is already thinking exclusively about the decisive classic next Sunday: Argentina will face Brazil knowing that if If he wins he will be in the Olympic Games and if he doesn’t, he will be left out of Paris 2024.
For the match against Brazil, Mascherano knows that he will have to force his hand into the team. Federico Redondo reached the yellow limit and will be out on Sunday. The options to replace him are Juan Sforza, a midfielder with similar characteristics, or Diablito Echeverri, a player with much more offensive characteristics than the Argentinos Juniors midfielder.
Furthermore, these days will be key to knowing whether or not Juan Nardoni is fit to play: the Racing player started yesterday against Paraguay but asked for a change midway through the first half, due to muscle discomfort. The one who replaced him yesterday was Joaquín García, from Vélez.
The good news for Mascherano involves the returns of Valentín Barco and Gonzalo Luján, the two expelled that Argentina suffered in the duel against Venezuela and who will surely return to the starting lineup in place of Lucas Esquivel and Marco Di Cesare, respectively.
The truth is that there are two days to recover players and put together the eleven to beat Brazil and be able to achieve the goal of earning a ticket to the next Olympic event.
Mascherano’s strong response to his detractors: “Maybe they are lucky and I only have one game left”
After the draw against Paraguay, the U23 coach left with a strong phrase in the middle of the press conference: “There is one game left and maybe they are lucky and I have only one game left. I can’t be thinking about what they say about me, I try to do my best and do it in the best way, I accept criticism from wherever it comes, if people criticize me they must think that I do not do it well and their opinion is perfect and I am not saying that they are not right, I only focus on giving my best. best of me to help the players achieve their goal.
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