Argentina head coach not considering stepping down

Kazan, July 1: Jorge Sampaoli ruled out stepping down as Argentina’s head coach after his side 4-3 defeat against France in the round of 16. “Beyond the pain, you need to have courage. The fact I’m here, where I wanted to be, I’m not thinking about” the possibility of resigning, Sampaoli told reporters.

The coach said it was too early to analyze his team’s mistakes, adding that it was a “part of football” to “face a team that was very fast in its transitions” from defence to offense.
“There will surely be different factors to analyze that have to do not only with whether you won or lost,” Sampaoli said on Saturday. IANS