Jules Koundé was targeted!

For many in the victory of the Albiceleste against the Blues in the final of the World Cup, Angel Di Maria revealed that Lionel Scaloni had clearly identified the weak point of the French team.

A year after scoring the winning goal against Brazil in the Copa America final, the first title won by the Albiceleste since 1993, Angel Di Maria was once again the great architect of Argentina’s coronation on December 18 , against the Blues. At the origin of the penalty which allowed Lionel Messi to open the scoring, the Juventus player had doubled the bet a few minutes later after a nice collective movement.

On both actions, it was on the left flank that the former Parisian made the difference. Without much surprise according to the native of Rosario. Because if Angel Di Maria, who had had to settle for crumbs since the start of the final phase, was aligned on the left side, it is because of the limits of the Ousmane Dembélé-Jules Koundé tandem, the first named also committing the foul synonymous with a penalty for Argentina shortly before the half-hour mark.
“Even I did not expect to play on the left in the final, nor to start, he told TyC Sports. The team had played well, worked well, but (Lionel) Scaloni trusted me in the final, he decided to send me on again. I felt very good in training. When I saw I was on the left, I thought he was wrong, but then he explained to me that we were going to hurt them, that I was going to have fun and that we were going to do the difference because it was their weak point. »

The lack of rhythm caused him to physically dive after the break but Angel Di Maria, replaced in the 64th minute, never doubted the victory of Argentina despite the scenario of the final. El Fideo had also displayed his certainties to his wife. “The conviction was there since the Copa America. This is where it all began. I told him that in this final, we were going to end up winning it and that I was going to score a goal. In the Finalissima, I did exactly the same thing. On this game I felt it again, I felt we were going to win and I was going to score a goal again”he continued.


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