"We are open to everything", Scaloni said Friday night after Argentina beat Venezuela 2-0 in the quarterfinals at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.
"But now, it's Brazil and Argentina". But with Argentina's Copa America team, filled with young players that are having their first worldwide experience, he has failed to be almost as impressive.
Venezuela, who impressed against Brazil in the group stages, were unable to find a spark in the attack as the second half commenced, leaving Salomon Rondon frustrated upfront.
"For me, Messi is the greatest player in history, the greatest player I've ever seen", the Paris Saint-Germain defender said in a pre-match press conference. "Messi is Messi. He's the best, above everyone else".
"It is embarrassing that Copa America is being played in a field like this. He makes the difference".
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Scaloni has made changes in every match since he took the job after the World Cup in Russian Federation.
"We weren't at the level we're capable of, we struggled to get into the game and we couldn't offer the physical and mental intensity that was needed", said Dudamel.
Their reward is a first Copa America clash with eternal rivals Brazil since the 2007 final, which they lost 3-0.
"What will come will be more demanding and we've created in this Copa America a very competitive team, that's how we must continue", he added.
However, with the game stretched, it was Argentina who found the knockout blow in the 74th minute.