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Sampaoli blames self for Argentina’s 6-1 drubbing

Argentina coach, Jorge Sampaoli said he was to be blamed for the humiliating 6-1 thrashing by Spain  in a pre-World Cup friendly match at the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium in Madrid, Spain.


Isco scored a hat-trick, while Diego Costa, Thiago and Iago Aspas completed the routing of the 2014 World Cup runners up who were playing without talisman, Lionel Messi.

“I take the blame for the goals, don’t point to the players,” he accepted in front of the media after the game. He told reporters, “The difference [between the sides] in the game wasn’t as large as the result. We have to learn from this. It cannot happen in the World Cup. “Messi trained with us, but then he felt tired and couldn’t play. He was with the group all the time because he is very involved for the World Cup. He has kept close proximity to the national team,



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