Now what Argentina he drew a more than comfortable qualification for the World Cup, and enjoying a historic unbeaten record, the doubts go through the answers he could deliver against European teams, against whom he has hardly faced in the Scaloni Era. One of the referents Rodrigo DePauldid not beat around the bush: “We are prepared for everything”.
After the draw against Ecuador, there were no statements by Lionel Messi at the exit of the visiting dressing room of the Monumental de Guayaquil. One of those who did speak was the Atlético de Madrid midfielder: “We finished the Qualifiers undefeated, we equaled the record and we continue to write beautiful pages in the history of the National Team. We never imagined this incredible moment.”
When asked about his feelings for the World Cup, De Paul got into another topic: “Now they say that we need to play with European teams, but we know that we can play on an equal footing with anyone. We are prepared for everything.”
Julián Álvarez, the new star of Argentine soccer whose pass was bought by Manchester City, made his debut as a starter in Argentina and did not hesitate when he had to finish and then said: “Scoring a goal wearing this shirt was a dream I had since I was a child. It is unique”.
In addition, coach Lionel Scaloni left a look: “Going to the World Cup, whatever it may be, is always positive. We prefer to arrive as we did”.