As happened five years ago in Rio 2016, the selected Argentinian football could not overcome the first round of the Olympic Games, with the group that “Bocha” Batista consecrated in the Pan American Games in Lima 2019 and with which he won the pre-Olympic to get a ticket to Tokyo 2020.
Beyond the alarming end result, with Group C culminating in third position behind Spain and Egypt, the national team has very interesting values at the individual level, so we will review the style below. 90min to the five footballers with the most future from now on.
Fernando Valenzuela from Santiago, currently with FC Famalicão of the Primeira Liga de Portugal, is one of the best projects that Argentina has, with a prodigious left foot, especially starting on the right to hook his skillful foot and finish off the goal or dribbling, two resources that it has incorporated since it emerged in the Lower League of Racing Club de Avellaneda.
One of the central midfielders with the greatest projection of Argentine football: not only does it have simplicity when distributing the ball, the most important thing that it must have a “5”, but it also adds a lot of arrival to the area and goal, something that in Europe is highly valued. Lanús takes advantage of it day by day, and was able to do it in the selected team scoring against Spain, although it did not help much.
Against Egypt, he was the second player of the Argentine National Team that recovered the most balls (7) and the scorer for the team’s only victory. He is a defender already attached to Europe (he plays for Lens in France) and, although he must continue to improve, he has a future as a Senior National Team if he continues to do his homework correctly. He is only 22 years old …
If nothing strange happens, he has a future for Senior Selection. One of the few who approved in the analysis of these three weak encounters of the selected one. Fausto Vera is the best sub 23 central midfielder in our country, in my opinion. He commands the center of the field like few others and also adds a very important goal quota and above the average in his position.
Among the unusual decisions of DT Batista, I think that not including Almada as a starter in any of the three games was the worst. His few minutes in this context of elimination in the first round can only respond to some extra-football episode that has not been published. Otherwise it was incomprehensible. His talent is undeniable and his future, even more promising.