Javier Mascherano referred to the controversial penalty that allowed Venezuela to draw 2-2 against the Argentine National Team in the first game of the final quadrangular of the Under 23 Pre-Olympic. The Albiceleste coach considered that his team has been harmed since the start of the tournament.
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“We have to recover. All that anger that this situation has generated in us and how the game has played out must be released on Thursday in that green rectangle. There is no other,” he said, anticipating the next match against Paraguay.
Then, at a press conference, he stressed: “Look at the images of what has happened in all the games: with VAR or without VAR, the loser is always the same team. I have nothing more to say. Everyone has the right to think what they want, but reality and data are one. We have been through everything: penalties and missed goals, but we keep going.”
The anger of the Argentine footballers at the end of the match (Photo: REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Viloria)By: REUTERS
“There are two paths here: you listen to the arguments or you move forward and look for the objective. The only thing we can control is doing things well and focusing on our goal, that's how it will be until Sunday. “Today we were superior to the rival,” said the coach, who said that against the Guaraníes he will put “the best 11 we have that adapts to the rival.”
Finally, when asked about the pressure that being in his position means, he was clear: “No pressure. The day the AFA decides to let me go, I'm going home: I have three children to take care of and I'm delighted to be a good father. Here I try to help the kids bring out their best version. Pressure is other things. We do everything to try to make things go well.”