The Qatar 2022 World Cup did not have the expected start for the Argentina team, which fell 2-1, surprisingly, in its debut against Saudi Arabia. The ‘Albicelestes’ were considered favourites, even to win the tournament, but they did not show their best football version and ended up suffering a comeback on the scoreboard. After the game, Martín Liberman did not save anything.
“We have witnessed a very hard blow for the history of Argentine football, an unexpected blow”were the first words that the journalist used in his program on YouTube. “It is one thing to be skeptical about the chances of being champion and another to believe that Argentina could lose against Saudi Arabia, and even more to lose as it happened”he added.
In the same way, the controversial driver disapproved of everything that was experienced prior to the meeting: “Argentina was arrogant, they underestimated the game. If you listen to the coach, he doesn’t give that impression and you can’t say that’s what happened. I mean underestimating unconsciously, mentally. To believe that the rival is little and you are a lot, that you are going to win for the fact of presenting yourself ”.
In this sense, Liberman criticized that Lionel Scaloni has used footballers who were not at 100% of their conditions. “I saw Argentina physically decimated, it is a no less aspect. He lost the divided ones, the Arabs seemed stronger. Paredes, Romero, ‘Papu’ Gómez were not there to play. I think there is a whim of the coach, understandable, because in his head he believed that he could put some injured players on him “he highlighted.
“I am concerned about the few weapons in Argentina. I noticed the team very beaten, crestfallen, shaken, with little reaction. It has been unexpected and bewildering. For me, the problem is not losing, but that this team did not know what it was to lose, it has been more than three years since I had known that feeling. It is a blow that begins to generate doubts and that does not allow any slightest mistake ”he added.
Finally, Martín Liberman revealed that he did not see a reaction from the players themselves to change the story. “There was no voice of command, there were no conversations, there were no shouts, of those good ones, in which you say: Dale, dale! I only saw a sign of Lionel Messi, when he reached 1-2, because he made a gesture of encouragement “he concluded.