New Argentina National Team manager Edgardo BAUZA has taken a jab at former Argentina coach Tata MARTINO.
Speaking to TyC Sports, BAUZA spoke about Lionel MESSI and took an indirect shot at MARTINO by saying that MESSI was left alone and had problems generating play. Here’s what he had to say:
“If you leave him (MESSI) alone, we see what happened against Chile, where he had four players on top of him. He suffered a lot in that game, and he had problems in generating play”.
“The idea is that the play goes through him, we know how he can change a game. MESSI has played in three positions: as a central forward, a little deeper, and GUARDIOLA used him in some games on the right.”
“The intention is that he is placed where he can change things, and for that he needs the participation of the team, we can not depend solely on MESSI.”
About meeting with MESSI:
“I don’t know why they are saying that he must be convinced.”
“I am going to talk about football with him, and afterwards we will see if that chat gives way to the possibility of him reversing the phrase he said after the (Copa America) final.”
“Those of us who have felt that frustration understand that phrase”.