Lionel Scaloni says Argentina shock loss is “a sad day” with his players “in pain.”

As quoted by Argentine outlet La Nacion, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni, speaking after his team’s shock World Cup defeat to Saudi Arabia (2-1), described the situation as “a sad day”:

“It is a sad day, but we must keep going. It’s hard to understand because they scored two goals in four minutes, in what were the only two shots on target. There’s no other option for us but to get up, we have to win the next two games. There’s not much to do but keep our head ups and continue. We already knew how Saudi Arabia played and we prepared all week to play against an advanced defence. We knew that, with the new technology, there are offsides that are judged by only millimetres.”

“The first half was all ours. At halftime we said that the game was strange because a goal could change everything and that’s what happened, they equalised and, on the next attack, they converted again. It’s something that we will have to analyse. I haven’t talked to the players yet, obviously, because they are in pain and thinking about the bad result and about turning the situation around.”


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