Not to be confused with Lionel Scaloni. He has no experience as a coach, but he has a lot of personality. He insinuated this in Sub 20 who conquered the world in Malaysia in 1997. He showed this in the span of six games in the National Team after the World Cup blow on the Russian adventure. He will try to ratify it in the next semester that will be closed with the Copa América in Brazil in 2019. It has a plan that is based on its essence, "Be Scaloni", and this includes both certainties in several vital team items and an idea to collaborate with Claudio Tapia in his succession, in the search for a definitive coach thinking about the Qatar World Cup. Y Lionel Messiof course. "2019 Map of the Scaloni Team"in short, it is more than interesting …
One year is enough
Scaloni He marked his return to the country after Christmas, at this time. I wanted to lead in South America's Under 20, but Tapia did not leave him afraid that some bad result with the boys in Chile would wear him out for the Copa América. Chiqui It was made clear in their talk on Friday, the 7th of this month in Barcelona, a day before the AFA president met with Messi. It is very likely, yes, that Scaloni accompany the Sub 20, but only to be close.
His idea is to stay in the Major only until the end of the Copa América, although he has received a survey of the AFA to seal everything until the 2022 World Cup. He knows that he will always be under observation of the world of football and that, in the face of any stumbling , will attack you for your lack of experience. "We have to lend a hand to the national team. There is no possible solution if everyone says no"They say that Scaloni repeats in privacy. At that point, it would have been a year in front of the mayor. More than enough. There he will have collaborated.
Scaloni has six games in the national team. His idea is to go after the Copa América 2019 in Brazil.
Open to consensus
Scaloni considers that The best for the Seleção is that a top route coach takes care of Brazil. Even to be willing to help Tapia to think who might be the best candidate, to try to convince that coach, to agree with this DT, for example, the appeal of any player for Copa America to imagine for his future project. Only Scaloni could agree to continue after the adventure in Brazil if he found that Tapia technically searched in depth, in fact, and everyone said no.
Claudio Tapia and Lionel Scaloni dialogue hand in hand.
The group of collaborators
Scaloni will continue to Walter Samuel as field assistant, despite some rumors that indicated he wanted to return to Europe. Also the Copa America would Pablo Aimar because it does not disturb the preparation of Sub 17, which has South America and the World Cup in 2019.
Walter Samuel will continue as Scaloni's right hand throughout 2019. (Photo: Juano Tesone)
The base is
Scaloni's idea must be stated in the players he has included in his three quotations. A new surname may appear, but there will be no substantial changes. Yes, change the goal. Just like here, the priority was to watch football players, now it's time to team up with the traits she's trying to apply: fast exit of the middle, vertigo, rapid transitions … Will there be a public descent of Tapia from the AFA stating that the priority will not be to win the Copa America?
Giovani Lo Celso has not had minutes in the World Cup, but has become vital since Scaloni's arrival. (Photo: Juano Tesone)
A pending conversation with Icardi
With or without Messi as of March, the statements made by the Seleção did not go well. Mauro Icardi He did after the last friendly in Mendoza, when he commented that before there was in the National Team both companionship and friendship as now, in a clear message to the historians. Scaloni will talk to the top scorer of the Inter because another of its priorities is the protection of the group, the search of the low profile betting on the solution of problems in privacy. Will you convince the controversial "9" to mitigate your words in any public appearance during the next call?
Mauro Icardi took the urge and shouted his first goal with the national team in a friendly against Mexico. (Photo: Germán García Adrasti)
The Chiquito Romero case
Scaloni does not doubt the conditions of Sergio Romero. On the contrary, he considers him the best in his position. However, the unknown is the lack of continuity in the Manchester United. The coach descends like a line that there is nothing more important than the selection. Therefore, the celestial and white arc will not be a test and adjustment bank for Chiquito. You should prepare at your club. What will the panorama look like in March? Nobody knows.
Chiquito Romero is Icardi's taste, but the coach believes he has to play in his club. (Photo: Germán García Adrasti)
Forgiveness for Di Maria?
Of all the histories that did not appear in any quote from Scaloni, Angel Di María is the one who is more likely to enter the next list. Left-handed PSG He was who he most wanted to be. Before Brazil, when the casualties struck, and without anyone asking, they did personal management in your club so that they let you join the National Team with already expired call terms. At that time, Scaloni prioritized the tests. Now that he is going to look for a team, he should not miss a call to Di Maria, who also plays in the left wing, where the coach does not have many options to convince him. In addition, the characteristics of spaghetti they sound ideal for the vertical play style and counter-attack that Scaloni prints.
Angel Di María has not played in the National Team since the 2018 World Cup (Photo: EFE)
The other history
What will happen with Sergio Agüero, Gonzalo Higuaín and Ever Banega? The qualities of the three are valued by Scaloni, but their situations are different from those of Di Maria. At least today, Kun, Pipa and Ever are very far from the Seleção. It's time for renewal with Icardi, with Lautaro Martínez and with the middle with another profile.
Higuain does not have his best moment at Milan. (Photo: Reuters)
The return of 10
On Saturday before the final between Rio and Boca in Madrid on the 10th, he met Tapia in Barcelona. They met in a bar, a few hours before the Catalan classic against Spanish. From around the AFA president, they do not dare to guarantee that Messi will return to the national team, but they slip: "The talk was very positive."
Tapia and company believe that Leo will return to the blue and white on the double qualifying date for March to be the captain of the Copa America. In short, Scaloni would end up giving the pleasure of running the best player in the world. Everyone is cautious because they calculated that he would return to the friendly with Brazil because of certain signs he gave, but in the end it was not so.
Lionel Messi and Claudio Chiqui Tapia met in Madrid during the Rio-Boca. (@tapiachiqui)
The manipulation with Messi
It was always for the National Team coaches a challenge to the relationship with Leo. Some chose the distance, others exaggerated with the proximity. Scaloni has an advantage: he shared with 10 costumes as a teammate, but also as a field assistant. Jorge Sampaoli in the last World Cup. He knows when and how to talk to him. The extrovert profile of the Selection DT helps. Scaloni will be Scaloni, natural, pure spontaneity. He has not met Messi yet. Over time, he has no difficulty in promoting one-on-one. He'll schedule anytime. They maintain a fluid telephone contact.
Together Messi and Scaloni, before Russia 2018. They were team-mates in Germany in 2006. (Photo: AF)
The team with Messi
Everyone in the AFA claim that if Messi returns (as they believe), it will be on the next double date of Heat. That you will not do it directly in the Copa America. These two previous friendlies will be crucial to Scaloni. There you must find the best way to include the genius in team performance, than with your desire to get in touch with the ball every time it will force certain changes in the forms. Of course the history will not change: look for speed, dynamics and arrival to the rival arch as quickly as possible. That's not Messi's selection. Let the team be with Messi.
The idea is that the team is no longer dependent on Messi. (Photo: AFP)