Basile impressed by Chile

الخميس، 16 أكتوبر 2008 - 13:09

كتب : Amro Hassan

Basile praised Chile's display

Argentina coach Alfio Basile was surprised by Chile's brilliant display against his team in the World Cup qualifier played on Wednesday in Santiago.

Fabian Orellana's strike was enough to secure a historical win for the hosts, who haven’t beaten Argentina in 35 years.

“I've never seen a performance like this from Chile, it was amazing how much running they did, they were like a machine and pressed us in every part of the pitch and didn’t let us settle,” said Basile after the game.

“It seemed like there were 15 of them against 11 of us. We thought they would get tired in the second half but they kept going very well.”

The defeat leaves Argentina in third place of the Conmebol qualifiers, level on 16 points with Chile in fourth.