Both Jose BASANTA and Javier MASCHERANO took time to address to the media and press right after Sunday’s practice.
BASANTA was very happy that he was given the chance to play against Belgium. "You dream to play those games. I worked hard to fulfill this dream."
He also stated everyone is aware that they have not won anything and assures everyone that the whole is 100% focus on the task ahead & will do their best.
"It’s up to us to make history." He said (perhaps on Argentina’s chances to play in the first final since 1990).
"Thank God I have achieved many goals, both with the team and individually" further from him
MASCHERANO on other hand has mentioned that everyone in the team is very happy. The only setback is that Angel DI MARIA is injured and they hope he can recover soon.
On playing in Argentina’s first semi final in 24 years. "Being in such a decisive phase, we live with a lot of enthusiasm and knowing that we have a great opportunity to move forward."
On the prospect of facing Netherlands he said they are an experience and hungry team with great individuals, will surely want to make amends from four years ago.
According to him the key to that match is patience.
"We want to move forward and be able to play the final on July 13 at the Maracana" he further said.
He was also satisfied with the team’s performance against Belgium and paid homage to Lionel MESSI and Gonzalo HIGUAIN for having a great game.