More Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza has refuted claims he operates a “friends of Lionel Messi” selection policy. Pressure on the Argentina boss increased with a 1-0 defeat at home to Paraguay in 2018 World Cup qualifying Tuesday, leaving the South American giants outside of the top four in the CONMEBOL section and without a win in three. Angel Di Maria endured a disappointing match in Cordoba while Sergio Aguero failed to convert a penalty, with Bauza criticized for not substituting either player. interview skills workshop calgaryBauza’s decisions have led to allegations his team selection is based around the whims of talisman and captain Messi, who is reportedly responsible for Mauro Icardi’s ongoing absence from the squad due to his friendship with Maxi Lopez, whose former partner, Wanda Nara, is now married to Icardi. But Bauza says this is not the case and he has not selected Icardi because he rates Gonzalo Higuain and Lucas Pratto ahead of him. “When Messi sees something in the team he doesn’t like, he says so, but it doesn’t hurt the team,” Bauza said in an interview with Fox Sports. “It is not true what is said that there are players who cannot be selected because they are not liked by the group. If I want to select him I will, but today he is below Higuain and Pratto.” Despite Argentina having lost the finals of the 2014 World Cup and last two editions of the Copa America, the coach is confident this squad will end the wait for silverware. “I remain confident in my dream. his explanationI am convinced that we will be world champions,” Bauza said. “I feel in the center of the storm, and it is normal that I am the most responsible.
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