THE BALL – “Otamendi is probably the best central defender in the World Cup” (World Cup 2022)

Former proper again and now tv journalist tyc sports activities was in Qatar after the World Cup. He performed alongside Aimar and Saviola at River Plate, now follows the meteoric rise of Enzo and surrenders to Otamendi and launches the last in opposition to France.

Can Argentina win?
– It’s arduous. Finals video games are all the time shut, it is arduous to inform who will win. Even extra so contemplating that the opponent is France, an skilled crew that received the earlier World Cup. That takes the strain off France. Argentina hasn’t received a World Cup in years [desde 1978] and that is a bonus for France, which has few weaknesses. If we analyze the French crew by sectors or individually we all know that it has few weak factors.

And what are Argentina’s strengths?
– The perspective of the crew is a special perspective throughout the Scaloni period. He has managed to impose himself in unhealthy occasions, in this World Cup and earlier than. The best is proven when situations are tougher or hostile. It has character. And there is Messi. It was the best World Cup of his life. When you’ve the best in the world, how are you going to not consider you’ll be able to win? It is an asset to Argentina. Then there is an excellent goalkeeper [Emiliano Martínez]🇧🇷 Any champion wants a great goalkeeper. We probably have the best central defender to attain, Otamendi. He is one among the two or three best central defenders in this World Cup. And, lastly, there are younger individuals who give the crew the last kind, Mac Allister, Enzo [Fernández] and Julian Alvarez.

What does Enzo’s provide in Argentina that Argentina does not?
– I’ve stated it many occasions: you’ve a novel character and character. He is a boy, he is 21 years outdated and he has all the time forward of him. But when it is a small crew [Defensa y Justicia] for River Plate, he performs the similar manner. And it additionally remained the similar after the switch from River to Benfica. Become a crew proprietor [do Benfica] or at the very least rose to the heights of the crew. It did not appear to take any time to regulate. It provides Argentina character. Smart in soccer, he provides the crew vertical cross, ahead cross. Argentina, at first, didn’t danger a lot. He was in hazard. His passes are efficient, will let you acquire areas between the strains, discover gamers in offensive positions. Argentina does not have anybody treating the ball like that.

Do you’re feeling you improved at Benfica?
– Doing the similar in tougher areas means it has improved. When you make the leap, typically it’s a must to await the adjustment. He did it simply. And we have seen it proceed to evolve and mature, recreation after recreation. The most spectacular factor is that he is solely 21 years outdated. The restrict is too far.

What is the restrict?
– Play in an elite crew in the world, the ones talked about, Real Madrid, Premier League, Barcelona. And maintain doing the similar.

Are you shocked that Enzo signed for Benfica?
– No. In Argentina, in South America, we see Portugal as a great nation for gamers coming to Europe. This is an necessary time. Portugal lives soccer in the similar manner as us, the traits of the recreation are the similar and the gamers are comfy there. And in Portugal you get the European ballast, the groups play in the Champions League. That’s why the representatives of the gamers are in search of him, in order that they’ll dwell absolutely in Europe.

18 million [€10 milhões mais €8 milhões por objetivos por 75 por cento do passe] Is the switch good for River or for Benfica?
– The quantity paid by Benfica is excellent for Argentine soccer. And River nonetheless will get a share of the cross and may nonetheless make some huge cash. Benfica talks about different values. It’s a great deal for each golf equipment.

How a lot is it price now?
– Enzo is price €100 million. Real Madrid simply purchased Endrick [avançado brasileiro de 16 anos do Palmeiras, por €35 milhões mais €25 milhões por objetivos] for a barbarity of cash and he is not a confirmed participant, like Enzo, who has already confirmed himself in Benfica, in the Champions League and in the World Cup.

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