After Argentina’s surprise loss in their debut in Qatar 2022, World Cup player Sergio Vázquez spoke with RedGol and assured that faith is intact for the remainder of the group stage for the Albiceleste.
Argentina woke up with bad news. At his debut in Qatar 2022the Albiceleste was the protagonist of an ugly and surprising defeat against Saudi Arabia: with the favorite’s heavy backpack on their backs, the team commanded by Lionel Scaloni took the lead thanks to Lionel Messibut saw how the Saudi team turned the match around in five minutes and took the first three points of Group C.
Now, the Albiceleste aims to stay with victories against Mexico and Poland to be able to continue advancing and get into the round of 16. And despite the fact that the Argentine press regrets the fall as “Argentina lost much more than a game against Saudi Arabia”, several maintain faith for the Scaleneta for the rest of the group stage.
One of them is Sergio Vazquez. The former Argentine national team, and who was part of that group that reached the round of 16 in the 1994 World Cup, spoke with RedGol and downplayed the Argentine misstep at the Lusail Stadium, assuring that he only “lost one game” and that his faith remains intact regarding to what is left of way in Qatar.
“It’s very surprising because we were used to seeing a solid team and playing in a certain way, but we also knew that it was Argentina’s first game and that there were players who were making their debut. They lost one game, nothing more than that. It wasn’t played that much out there. well as it had been playing, but this is football and sometimes when one is well and other times when things do not go as one wants”, he commented.
“It seems that Messi is still affected by his ankle. But these players cannot be left out no matter how much they have an injury, they have to try to recover it as quickly as possible so that the next game is better. They already took the first game and wait to get better in the next two. I don’t know if he’s going to turn it around or not, but they’re going to treat him and I’m more than clear about it,” he continued.
Regarding the pressure from the trans-Andean team, Charly assured that “the squad is not given as a favourite, the people do, because when they see that you arrive with 26 unbeaten games, they do put that poster on you. A game will always be difficult when you wear the shirt of your selection, but the faith is intact, that never falters”.