Suara.com – Argentina U-17 star Claudio Echeverri is happy that he is said to be similar to the captain of the Albiceleste senior team, Lionel Messi. Echeverri received this praise following his brilliant performance in the quarter-finals of the 2023 U-17 World Cup.
Thanks to Claudio Echeverri’s brilliant performance, Argentina successfully beat Brazil in the quarter-finals of the 2023 U-17 World Cup.
Argentina U-17 National Team footballer Claudio Echeverri celebrates after scoring a goal against the Brazil U-17 National Team in the 2023 U-17 World Cup Quarter-Final match at the Newsdelivers.com International Stadium (JIS), Newsdelivers.com, Friday (24/11/2023). (Suara.com/Alfian Winanto)
In the match which took place at the Newsdelivers.com International Stadium (JIS), Friday (24/11/2023), the River Plate player scored a hat trick against Brazil. Echeverri’s three goals came in the 28th, 58′ and 71′ minutes.
Echeverri is expected to appear sharp again when Argentina faces Germany in the semifinals of the 2023 U-17 World Cup. Germany advanced to the semifinals after beating France with a score of 1-0.
“It’s something nice to be compared to Messi,” said Echeverri when met at the JIS Mixzone by media crew including Suara.com, Friday (25/11/2023).
“It’s very nice that people see my ability and hard work in football,” continued the player who is now playing for River Plate.
The Argentina vs Germany duel will be held at Manahan Stadium, Solo, 28 November 2023. It is predicted that this match will not be easy for Diego Placente’s team.
Facing Germany, Placente will prepare his team carefully. The reason is, Der Panzer is a difficult opponent who is very likely to get rid of Argentina.
“For Germany it is a very difficult opponent going forward, but we are trying to do our best,” said Diego Placente.
“We haven’t seen how Germany plays, but we’ll see what happens next,” concluded the 46-year-old tactician.