Coach Lionel Scaloni proved he was up to the task in the Copa América. He won the position of DT of the Argentine national team. If there were doubts, this tournament confirmed him in his position.
He arrived in 2018, he never really left because he was already part of Jorge Sampaoli’s coaching staff. And after many resignations, only he was left. He took charge of the Argentine national team, something not easy, and with the passage of time he managed to print his stamp on him. Lionel Scaloni, despite what some journalists say, has earned the position of DT.
It is not that it was consecrated, but he did rise to the occasion by doing well in the South American Qualifiers and reaching the semifinals of the Copa América 2019 and the final of the 2021 edition. Whatever happens against Brazil, their cycle speaks for itself: the numbers say that Scaloni already has a positive path in the selection.
That he has no identity, that it is not known what he plays … They are all giladas that are said to destabilize, who knows with what interest. The national team goes out to attack when it needs to score a goal, and recoils when defending its advantage. Perhaps for others, but we already know how he plays and what strategy suits him best.
Two very different styles of play will be seen at the Maracana stadium. But I can’t ask Scaloni for anything more, now it is the players who have the ball and can take Argentina to the top of the continent. The DT has already done his job, forming a united group and taking the team almost by heart in each match that he has to play.
There will be 45 million Argentines, minus some journalists, who will be accompanying the national cast. And as for Scaloni, you no longer have to prove anything: He was up to the task, and will be, at the head of the Argentine team.