Argentina’s U-20 generation scares, again.
Beyond everything that happens in the Superliga and the national team, the Argentine under-teams always enjoy extraordinary players. Generally, their processes are successful.
The most important thing is the number of players that reach the selection. Those who, almost always, ensure a good position in a European team.
Although the lower ones are a cycle, in Argentina there is also a cycle outside them.
With Fernando Batista as technical director, the new ‘kids’ will compete in the South American of Chile U-20 to achieve a place in the World Cup.
Today, they are the only ones that can compete against Brazil.
Almada, Lo Celso (the brother), Balerdi, Maroni … It’s exciting.
It is enough to analyze and see why the Argentine generation every two years is so prominent and promising. The work done in minor categories is impeccable.
They are the only country in the continent with television broadcast in all its categories!
The talent is natural. They empower the figures with constant work. It is very common for the reserve categories to play with the same tactical idea as the first team (the ideal) and that is why several youngsters debut in the first division ahead of time.
Even the scouts take the boys before they debut.
Some have debuted in the major team before doing so with their club, as Mascherano.
With the exception of the aforementioned Brazil, although to a lesser extent, this is not seen in any other country of the continent.
Venezuela has a good process of inferiors, but the big problem is later. And they are a country in crisis. Little can be rescued.
Uruguay has managed to develop the inferior ones, even going through a generational change in the best way.
Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile … The outlook for you is not so clear.
Working the lower ones every day is more important. Argentina will show it in the next South American tournament.
They are a continental example … Until they grow up.