The Brazilian coach, Fernando Dinizgave the conference the day before facing Argentina, a match that, on the sixth date of the Qualifiers, will be played this Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. at the Maracaná. In normal situations, the coach would have spoken as coach of Fluminense, a team that he simultaneously directs and with which on Wednesday he will be back in the legendary Rio stadium, to face San Pablo, for the Brazilian.
They asked the coach how he planned to prevent the ball from reaching Leo, and the answer stated that there are no safe formulas. “Messi moves. Regarding the midfield, I don’t see Argentina playing with three midfielders. Football is not about that, adjustments and cohesion are what will make or break the game. There’s no way not to worry about a player that size. And we have to play. “We don’t have to run away from the characteristics and at the same time try to contain all the creative capacity it has.”
In addition, he explained why he did not plan to place one more midfielder in the initial formation. “I don’t think that if I added one more player, a midfielder, the team would be better protected. I don’t see it that way. Brazil in the World Cup played with a similar formation. Neymar, who is also a striker, two wide ends, a center forward, and Paquetá, with a more offensive characteristic even than Bruno Guimaraes. They try to put four midfielders as something innovative, but it is not. What changes is that there is a new way of playing, with more aggressiveness, and the team is adapting, that It takes a little time,” he explained.
Another question was whether he considered Argentina as the best team at the moment. “If it is not the best, it is one of the best. Not only because it won the World Cup. There are players from the most important leagues, in a notable way. And there is Messi. It is a team that has been playing for a long time, has a winning cycle and has maintained a base. If it is not the largest, it is among the three currently. “We are aware of this and we will prepare to give our best against a great rival,” he responded.
Also, they consulted Diniz about the reaction of the torcida, upset by the last defeat, 2 to 1 against Colombia in Barranquilla, and because she took one point from the last nine in the Qualifiers. “I think the national team will contribute to the atmosphere. I agree that Maracaná responds differently when things are not going well. Historically that is how it is. It will depend on how the team behaves on the field. I expect a great match. Argentina is a quality team, they have one of the best players in history. We prepared a lot for the game and we hope to have a great game. “That the fans can play alongside the team.”
Although Diniz did not confirm the lineup, the entire Brazilian press confirms this team: Alisson: Emerson Royal, Marquinhos, Gabriel Magalhaes and Carlos Augusto; André and Bruno Guimaraes; Raphinha, Rodrygo, Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli.