FOOTBALL – “Otamendi is probably the central defender of the World Cup” (World Cup 2022)

Former proper again and TV journalist tyc video games he is in Qatar following the World Cup. He performed with Aimar and Saviola at River Plate, now follows the meteoric rise of Enzo and surrenders to Otamendi and begins the remaining towards France.

Will Argentina win?
– It’s troublesome. The remaining sport is at all times an in depth one, it is onerous to say who wins. More so contemplating that the opponent is France, an skilled crew that gained the final World Cup. This takes the stress off France. Argentina has not gained the World Cup for a few years [desde 1978] and that is the benefit of France, who has few weaknesses. If we analyze the French crew by sections or individually we understand that it has few weaknesses.

And what are Argentina’s strengths?
– The character of the group is a distinguishing function in the time of Scaloni. He was in a position to push himself in dangerous occasions, at this World Cup and in the previous. They present their greatest when issues are troublesome or controversial. This is a personality. And there is Messi. This is the greatest World Cup of his life. When you’ve gotten the greatest in the world, why not imagine you may win? It is an Argentine treasure. Then there is the greatest goalkeeper [Emiliano Martínez]🇧🇷 Every skilled wants an excellent goalkeeper. We can have the greatest defender who can rating, Otamendi. He is one of the two or three central defenders on this World Cup. And, lastly, there have been younger individuals who ended up giving the group its final look, Mac Allister, Enzo [Fernández] and Julian Alvarez.

What did Enzo give Argentina that Argentina did not have?
– I’ve stated it a number of occasions: you’ve gotten an excellent persona and character. He’s a younger man, he is 21 years outdated and has quite a bit of time forward of him. But when it was a small group [Defensa y Justicia] for River Plate, he performed in it. And it remained the identical after switching from River to Benfica. He turned the proprietor of the crew [do Benfica] or rose to the prime of the group. It would not appear to be it wants time to alter. It gave character to Argentina. Football-wise, he gave the crew a standing go, going ahead. Argentina, at first, didn’t have many accidents. He takes dangers. His passing is efficient, lets you discover areas between the traces, discover gamers in offensive positions. Argentina did not have anybody who performed soccer like that.

Do you are feeling that you’ve got modified at Benfica?
– Doing the identical factor in a harder setting signifies that it has modified. When you bounce, generally it’s a must to wait to alter. He did it shortly. And we see it continuously altering and maturing, sport by sport. The most attention-grabbing factor is that he is solely 21 years outdated. The border is far-off.

What are its limits?
– Playing in the worldwide crew, who’re mentioned, Real Madrid, Premier League, Barcelona. And maintain doing the identical factor.

Were you stunned that Enzo signed for Benfica?
– No. In Argentina, in South America, we see Portugal as an excellent nation for gamers to go to Europe. It is an necessary season. Portugal play soccer like us, the model of the sport is the identical and the gamers are comfy there. And in Portugal you get European soccer, groups play in the Champions League. That is why he is needed by the gamers’ representatives, to have the ability to settle in Europe.

18 million [€10 milhões mais €8 milhões por objetivos por 75 por cento do passe] Was the switch good for River or Benfica?
– The quantity paid by Benfica is the greatest for Argentine soccer. And River nonetheless has a licensing deal and may nonetheless make quite a bit of cash. Benfica offers with different issues. It was good for each groups.

How a lot is it 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] as a result of of the ridiculous quantity of cash and is not a confirmed participant, like Enzo, who has already proven himself at Benfica, in the Champions League and the World Cup.

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