See What Lionel Scaloni said about Argentina’s World Cup win

  • Lionel Scaloni speaks after World Cup with Argentina.

See What Lionel Scaloni said about Argentina's World Cup win
See What Lionel Scaloni about Argentina’s World Cup win

Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni has expressed his pride in his team’s tenacity in defeating France in the World Cup final.

La Albiceleste held a 2-0 lead over the 2018 champions but were forced to extra time thanks to a Kylian Mbappe brace. And just as Lionel Messi made it 3-2 after 108 minutes, Mbappe responded again at the death to take the game to penalties.

In the end, though, Argentina triumphed, defeating their opponents in a 4-2 shootout victory to win their third World Cup and first in 36 long years.

Speaking to reporters after the historic win, a tearful Scaloni was candid: “I cannot believe that we have suffered so much in a game. Unbelievable, but this team responds to everything.


“I am proud of the work they did. It is an exciting group,” he added: “With the blows we received today, with the draws, this makes you emotional. I want to tell people to enjoy, it’s a historic moment for our country.”

44-year-old Scaloni took charge of Argentina in 2018, having been promoted from his position as manager of the country’s under-20 side.

Scaloni, who won seven caps during his playing days, wasn’t exactly a household name as a coach before accepting the position. But when he guided his nation to the 2021 Copa America and started a 36-game unbeaten streak leading the 2022 World Cup, everything changed.

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