Just brief write up on Alejandro SABELLA’s press conference which took place today at Arena Corinthians, the venue which they play against Switzerland tomorrow.
SABELLA first made it clear what is expected from the team’s performance "We know we have to be very much focused and maintain balance. There is no margin for error ".
As for the team’s line up and formation he is still keeping a secret for now although strong suggestions are leaning towards Ezequiel LAVEZZI to start ahead of the injured Kun AGUERO
He also confirms that he didn’t take it serious on the goofy act by LAVEZZI on him during the Nigeria’s match and that the relationship between them is still very much healthy.
About tomorrow’s opponent, he said "Switzerland is a team that has been working together for a long time and have great technical ability plus their own strength and weakness".
He also stated that football is unpredictable and that anything can happen in tomorrow’s match.
As for his overall view on the group stage matches including Lionel MESSI’s performance
"What this group has is good spirit and is improving in every game…. As we get closer to a good performance there will be more chances to advance. MESSI is doing a great and which is what I expected from him, his colleagues, the public and all. I'm very happy for the team and for him. He is a key player for us"
Finally, SABELLA also stressed on the importance of mental strength.
"When it comes to football at the highest level, the character of a player is essential. Beyond the tactical, technical and game strategy, having an emotional balance is equally vital. The feeling is different when playing in front of 80,000 people for 120 minutes”.