Ruggeri: ‘Argentina is too light and weak’

World Cup champion 1986 critically criticized coach Scaloni’s lack of fighting ability in the Paraguay draw on June 19.

They are too light and weak. The only person I saw reacting to that situation was Rodrigo De Paul. He seemed angry when he constantly chased and asked for a ball from his teammate, “Oscar Ruggeri said on TV Publica, the TV channel he was working as a commentator.” Argentina fought not as a team. They seem to be lost and there is no one to guide them. In contrast, Paraguay is well organized, leading the way and constantly making Argentina chase after the counter-attacks “.

Ruggeri was the World Cup champion in 1986 and two Copa America 1991, 1993
Ruggeri was the World Cup champion in 1986 and two Copa America 1991, 1993

The result of 1-1 1-1 draw on June 19 made Argentina continue to bury the bottom of Group B Copa America 2019. Lionel Scaloni’s teachers face the risk of being eliminated, if they do not win the last leg Qatar.

In addition to the fighting spirit of the entire team, Ruggeri also directed criticism on coach Scaloni. World Cup winner 1986 said: “He tried to adjust his squad, but the more he corrected, the more likely it was that Argentina played in the second half against Paraguay in exactly the same way as Colombia. If today there is no player. Franco Armani saved the penalty, Scaloni probably had no chance to defend

Ruggeri was also puzzled when the Argentian coach took too much time to replace Lautaro Martinez, who didn’t have 100% fitness before the match. “They take up to five minutes to see if the main kicker has enough kicks. They take too long to fix their own mistakes.”

The former Argentine midfielder also criticized his team when he failed to overcome his weak point: “Milton Casco was tortured just like Renzo Saravia. I had to use a magnifying glass to find out where the same midfielder was Roberto Pereyra.”

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