Argentina coach Matías Lucuix said the Portuguese team has “one of the best attacks in the world” and is “a very tough rival”, hoping the 2021 World Cup final will be open and economical.
“Portugal has evolved, not only in terms of national teams, but also in terms of clubs and the institutional level. They are showing this growth. He is the champion of Europe, a very tough rival and I see a lot in common to who we are, emotionally and of personality, “he began by saying, in a press conference previewing the decisive meeting.
Matías Lucuix, aged just 35, could become the youngest coach to win a Futsal World Cup, after being assistant in 2016 in Colombia in the Albiceleste team, in the final against Russia, after eliminating Portugal in the semi-finals.
“[Portugal] He built a very competitive personality, they have a very chosen idea and he has one of the best selectors in the world, Jorge Braz, and one of the best players in history, Ricardinho. Have this thirst for revenge from the last World Cup, but it’s a final, “stressed the commander of the Argentines and former athlete.
“It’s a final. There’s no mental or physical fatigue. For them, it’s the game that takes them to glory. For us, it’s the game of history. play very hard and we have to have mental capacity, both if the necessary things well or badly, “stressed the coach, who assumed that the key to the match can be figured in the” unity, commitment and sacrifice “of the South Americans.
“We will face one of the best in the world, with players who play for the same teams, which is an advantage. We have to be focused and faithful to our identity and philosophy. It will be an open game and, I hope, attractive”, concluded the coach .