Lionel Scaloni kept the cloak of doubt. The coach of the Argentine National Team took it upon himself to clarify that, beyond his presence in the Copa América 2024 draw in that role, he is "still" "in the instance of thinking" about his future, because world champion players need someone "who is at their level".
"I'm here because I'm the coach. What I said after Brazil is that it was a personal moment to think, I'm still in that moment of thinking. It's important after everything we achieved, there's nothing to define, I'm thinking about going through. There's nothing weird. The players are doing very well, the team is doing very well, they are with all the desire and energy, they need a coach at their level. I still think the same thing. Anyway, from what has been said, I think we have to dismiss a lot of things that are being said, the relationship with the president was always perfect. It's my own decision," he said.
"If the position is so important and has so much significance, you need a person who is one hundred percent involved, knowing well what is coming, very nice things to play, very demanding. There is time until the next match of the National Team, I say it on a personal level, everything that is said after that I cannot stop," added the native of Pujato.
And, before leaving, he revealed that he chatted with Lionel Messi: "I spoke after the Maracanã, I agreed to talk again because he is the captain, on very good terms as always."