MARADONA ON SAMPAOLI:  “I BELIEVE IN THE PLAYERS BUT NOT IN THE COACH”

MARADONA ON SAMPAOLI: “I BELIEVE IN THE PLAYERS BUT NOT IN THE COACH”

Football legend, Diego Maradona has again lashed out at Jorge Sampaoli, the coach of Argentina, the main Super Eagles’ rivals at the World Cup.

According to Maradona, whose last football match was against Nigeria 24 years ago in US, the Argentine coach appears to be bereft of ideas.

Sports Village Square gathered from Argentine publication, TyCSports that Maradona, who was the coach when Nigeria met Argentina at South Africa 2010 that Maradona lashed out at Sampaoli:

“He said he’s going to play 2-3-3-2 and it’s nonsense, it’s a 1930s scheme”.

Diego Maradona who returned to Argentina last Tuesday has never been well disposed to the Argentine coach since the team lost a two goal advantage to crumble 2-4 to Nigeria last November.

He reportedly told an Arab medium: “I believe in the players, but not in the coach”.

And he said: “He does not have a defined game, no backbone when he attacks or when he defends … At Monday’s conference he said he’s going to play 2-3-3-2 and it’s nonsense, that’s ridiculous, it’s not played like that anymore, It was a 1930s scheme. ”

In that tuning, Maradona continued: “The problem is not the players, the problem is the one that guides them, the one that puts them in the head what they have to do inside the court, because if the coach is unclear in the concepts, players cannot work miracles.”

In addition, the new president of Dinamo Brest of Belarus acknowledged that he has “many doubts” in relation to the national performance in the World Cup event although he wished that he would do “well” in the initial round, where he will share zone D with Nigeria, Iceland and Croatia.

“The three will not be easy rivals, for a selected one that has no experience, has no leaders, has no game plan, I think we are risking a lot of prestige, something that we won as champions and we are throwing it overboard,” he explained. .

On the other hand, Maradona backed Lionel Messi, about whom he said: “Messi does not need a cup to be a phenomenon, he is a phenomenon being a world champion or not, and I say that I have been in the football world for 40 years”.

 

 

 

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