The World Cup 3 qualifiers are in seven days. Of course, there is a lot of stress, physical stress. After the football on the field, the voice of Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni was also heard. He said without any hesitation, his team was tired of playing on a tight schedule.
Argentina coach is not satisfied even if the demand is met. He is satisfied with getting 3 valuable points. However, there is a bad feeling of not being able to play like mind.
The two-time world champions won the match 1-0 on Friday morning. Lautaro Martinez scored the only goal in the first half.
Argentina was in uncertainty until the last whistle, even though the ball was ahead in possession and attack. Peru, fearful of counter-attacks, has repeatedly come close to equalizing. Yoshima Yotun didn’t miss a penalty in the 65th minute, but the outcome of the match could have been different.
So at the end of the match, after this hard-won victory, there was a touch of relief in Scaloni’s voice. There was also the frustration of not being able to perform as expected.
“(One international break) Playing three matches in South America is tiring. But we tried and got three points, which is what we wanted. ”
“The team couldn’t keep up with the pace of the game, of course not. I played a very important match and could not perform (as required). Argentina is not satisfy with this result. Peru played well, they are very tough opponents. In my opinion, the match was under our control before that penalty. ”
With this relief victory, Argentina has strengthened its position in the points table of Latin America in the selection of the World Cup in Qatar. They have seven wins in 11 matches and 25 points in four draws.
Brazil, who beat Uruguay 4-1 in another match of the day, are top with 31 points in the same match.
Ecuador is third with 16 points and Colombia are fourth with 16 points.
Colombia is in fifth place with 16 points.
The top four teams in the points table in this region will get direct tickets for the 2023 World Cup. The number five team will play in the intercontinental play-off.