Argentina coach, Jorge Sampaoli has taken responsibility for his side’s defeat to Croatia in their World Cup second match on Thursday evening.
Argentina’s hopes of reaching the last-16 stage are now hanging in the balance after they were thrashed by Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod.
After the defeat, Sampaoli admitted he failed to find a tactical system that gets the best out of his squad and their talisman Lionel Messi.
He told post match conference, “Everything that happens to the team has to do with the manager, the project did not prosper and it was very difficult for the players to stand out.
“I was very hopeful, I have a lot of pain because of the defeat, and I certainly did not read the game correctly. The key to the defeat was in my decisions.”