◼️ The Argentine coach said that the 10 is in a position to be a starter in the friendly on Tuesday and still waiting for the recovery of Manuel Lanzini.
This Tuesday will end a new FIFA matchday, the last one before the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with several friendly matches, among which is the main event: Spain vs. Argentina. Jorge Sampaoli spoke about this in a press conference in Madrid, confirmed Lionel Messi in the starting line-up and gave his recipe to beat the powerful European team.
“Leo trained normally, is OK to play, if there was any risk of injury he would say, as he did before the game with Italy”, said the Argentine coach, while revealing that they are still awaiting on “the recovery of (Manuel) Lanzini” and said that they will define his participation “tonight “.
How will he play against Spain? “The idea is to share possession, to dispute it, not to accelerate the attacks, when they have the ball, they have a lot of criteria to play it, we need courage and precision for that, they have tried all the ways to see how they could win. to Spain, it would be very difficult for me to give a message that is not a leading one, regardless of where the match is played. “
The importance of the idea. “If we thought that we came to prepare two games, we would be moving away from our idea of playing.” We know that, beyond preparation, we have a priority that is the formation of the idea, that we have a good functioning as a team, which is what we would be closer to being competitive in the World Cup, all that we are looking for, Spain has it fully consolidated, as selection operation is the best or is among the best”.