After the team’s usual morning practice session, it was Maxi RODRIGUEZ and assistant coach Claudio GUGNALI who took turn to address the media at the press conference.
Maxi made it clear that the entire team came for one objective which is to play glory. That was on top of their head as soon as soon the final 23 list of players was released.
His view on Argentina’s group stage matches “Very few teams pulled apart. Everyone said that we were going to be thrashing everyone else in the group and it became clear that was not the case."
He also reassured everyone on what is the main focus for the entire team "Our mentality is always the same, in a World Cup you have to be 100% focused. We have to admit that our opponent look great but if you are not concentrating fully, anyone can beat you."
He also added "You always want to win. But you can play better as that what works to win."
Meanwhile assistant coach Claudio GUGNALI was asked by Ezequiel LAVEZZI’s chances to start against Switzerland
"LAVEZZI has many chances to play against Switzerland. He is a very powerful player and he is in great form at the moment, had a great season with his club. When ask to play, I’m sure he will know how to exploit."
On his view about our next opponent "They (Switzerland) work really fine sides, attacking from the wing and have known to be combative in midfield. But we will rise to the occasion, it’s going to be very intense game."