Milito: “Don’t underestimate Switzerland, I expect a semi-final between…”

June 29, 2014 16:05
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Diego Milito commented on the World Cup for Sony and talked about Argentina’s race to win the title. Here are his words on the path of Messi and his teammates: “The Netherlands is the only big team on the path of Argentina. Will that affect the team in a negative way? It could be so, because playing against the teams with less titles tends to relax the players and make them lose that tension that you normally have against a great team. They better not underestimate Switzerland, but even Belgium and the United States, are possible opponents in the quarterfinals. Given all the surprises of this World Cup we can not be sure that there will be a semi-final between the Netherlands and Argentina. What can we say about Costa Rica? They passed the first round playing good football and beating two great teams. I think that Switzerland is a good opponent, a national team to respect. They have very good players who are playing in the best leagues in the world like Stephan Lichtsteiner of Juventus, Valon Behrami and Gökhan Inler of Napoli and many others. They are using the entire width of the field when they play. Xherdan Shaqiri, the player of Bayern is a dangerous offensive weapon that is capable of opening up any defense. If all goes as expected, the semi-final between the Netherlands and Argentina could happen, for us it would be a tough challenge but it could have been worse. Argentina has had very positive results so far and I’m very confident of a continuation until the end of the tournament. Although it is true that the performances have not always been of the highest level, they have won every game and this is crucial in a World Cup. Self confidence is something you build little by little and I am confident that the team will improve game after game.”


Olof Svensson
By Olof Svensson