Copa America: Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni rated Indian players highly

Lionel Scaloni’s U-20 Argentina side was beaten 2-1 by India. Scaloni had said the Indian players were extremely skilled.

Copa America: Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni rated Indian players highly
Copa America: Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni rated Indian players highly
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Argentina have successfully managed to book a place in the final of the Copa America 2021 after defeating Colombia 3-2 on penalties. They will be up against hosts and favourites of the tournament Brazil in the showpiece event.

Current Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has done a fantastic job since taking charge of the National Team. However not many may know that Lionel Scaloni was previously in charge of the Argentine U-20 squad.

Moreover, his team was beaten by Indian youngsters in a COTIF Cup 2018 tie in L’Alcúdia, Spain. The match had ended 2-1 in favour of India. Back then Lionel Scaloni had highly praised the Indian players and believed they had a bright future.

Lionel Scaloni rates Indian players highly

“Indian Captain Amarjit Singh played very well against Argentina and Jeakson Singh was very impressive in the manner he played against Murcia,” Scaloni said.

“If India continue to play like this for three or four more years, the players have a bright future ahead. We are happy to meet these young players. The Indian team were very well behaved in the team hotel and there was mutual respect between both the teams,” Scaloni added.