Edgardo BAUZA: “I can only dream of winning the World Cup with MESSI”

Edgardo BAUZA spoke on Fox Sports Radio recently about winning the World Cup.

“Of course, it is difficult to win the World Cup, of course. But I can only dream about that. But having Lionel MESSI on my team, I can only think about being a world champion.”

He went even went on to make it a point that he doesn’t care if the National Team is overly depending on MESSI.

“In 1978 on home soil, Argentina became World Champion and we had (Mario) KEMPES. We became world champions again in 1986, this time we had (Diego) MARADONA. Today we have Leo (MESSI) and that’s a solution rather than a complications”.

However, BAUZA did warn “MESSI alone we will not win a game, you have to build a team around that can play alongside him”.

35 Comments

  1. Profile photo of saantsaant

    Despite the poor showing by our U20 team, there has been an interest in one or 2 players from European teams. Brian Mansilla has had a 7 mil offer from Ajax rejected by his club.
    We talked abt Fede Cartabia here. He has been released as free agent. And now is without a club.
    sergio Araujo has been released by Las Palmas. He was signed as a free agent by AEK Athens.

  2. Profile photo of ArjunanmessiArjunanmessi

    second best formation.. for attacking football..is 4-3-3.. in that formation we can change the formation while on the match… central defending midfielder can join the defence.. so..3-4-3 possible… like barca always to keep the possesion.. busgutes joins mache and pique.. but barca have jordi alba and vidal.. argentina.. huge problem.. is proper attacking full back.. zaba old.. left side.. central defender like standing passer rojo.. until this things not changed.. we dont have the rights to speak about auguro higuain messi … because i know.. where we are lacking .. and messi plays argentina on right wing.. he is not going to help.. the defence.. because he is not young… if he plays we have to put midfielder who cover his defence.. we need vidal kind of player.. at this time we dont have any.. other wise messi has to move second striker or false nine.. but if this happens.. we need to sacrifice.. world class talent like dybala icardi aguero and higuain.. dybala can play only in the middle.. he is not going to help the defence.. and many times i said left wing is big problem for argentina… we have good cm like vazquez.. but he dont fit in 4-2-3-1… but he will fit in 4-3-3.. but no place for dybala in 4-3-3.. because he is a second striker or may be no 10.. but not cm..

    some people says gomez perruzi and taglifico are good full back.. but bauza never spoke about them.. i dont know about them.. but i hope they are good full back… and striker i have seen from auguro and higuain they are not going to young any more.. but i know they are world class.. but they cant hold the ball.. but one man will do the job… that man is icardi.. he battle with chellini and bonnuci.. one of the best defender in the world right now… in big matches we need that.. thats why we lost.. many finals.. i think best formation to use all talent we have is 4-2-3-1.. this my opinion…

    here is the line up..

    ——–RULLI———

    –GOMEZ/PERRUZI—GARAY/MUSSACHIO —— OTAMENDI/ROJO….—TAGLIFICO/ANSALDI–

    ——VIDAL(chile) ——MACHE/PARADES/PEREZ———-

    because cdm need to cover messi and good with forward pass mache not going to give that .. and bauza not going to change machi.. but he is still good..
    perez or parades or aguesto but we need little bit more on that position.. because another cm is mascherano……

    —MESSI—- ————–DYBALA——————–LANZINI/(PERROTI)

    BUT MY CHOICE IS LANZINI.. BECAUSE HE IS CLAVER WITH BALL AND INTELEGENT..

    ——ICARDI——-

    ALREADY I EXPLAINED ABOUT WHY I PREPARE ICARDI… BUT I KNOW AUGURO AND HIGUAIN GREAT ..

  3. Profile photo of dollon biswasdollon biswas

    Bazua need to relise that we need something like that…

    ………………………Rulli…………………………….
    ….Mascarano……Otamendi…………..Rojo………
    —————–Perez—————-Peredes—————
    ————-Vasquez—————-parroti—–
    ——–messi

    ————-Dybala——————Heguin——————–

    1. Profile photo of dollon biswasdollon biswas

      ………………………Rulli…………………………….
      ….Mascarano……Otamendi…………..Rojo………
      —————–Perez——-Peredes—————
      -Vasquez————————-———-parroti—–
      ————————-–messi—————————-

      ————-Dybala——————Heguin——————–

      Reply ↓

      1. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

        As always ‘full of wise saws and modern instances’ dollon:)

      2. Profile photo of ArjunanmessiArjunanmessi

        i liked it… but we need some changes should be made lanzini instead of perroti and icardi in for higuan… but this will not happen.. it always risk.. 3-2-2-1-2… wing back is problem… germany spain can easily destroy this line up.. using width… but.. we need to stick with this line up.. more than 15 match… otherwise.. huge risk… messi dybala higuain.. not going to help the defence.. in football best formation is 5-2-3……. in this formation we can make 3-4-2-1.. 3-2-4-1… 3-4-1-2.. many more.. but we need winger like zenetti.. but we dont have.. that… perez.. good player.. lot of energy.. but wing back is not his postion … example dimaria.. lw disastorus… we need to find best formation

      3. Profile photo of dollon biswasdollon biswas

        Actually my previous explanation was something like that—-

        ___________[RULLI]_____________

        _Mascarano___Otamendi___M,Rojo_
        _______PEREZ__PEREDES______

        MESSI_DYBALA_LANZINI_PAROTTI

        ___________HEGUIN____________

        1. Profile photo of dollon biswasdollon biswas

          OR,,
          “”””””””””””””””””Rulli”””””””””””””””””

          “””Mascarano-Otamendi-Rojo”””
          “Perez–PEREDES —Lanzini”
          “”””Dybala””””””””””””” Vasquez “”

          “””MESSi————HEGUIN “””

          1. Profile photo of ArjunanmessiArjunanmessi

            YA… BUT BAUZA WONT TRY IT.. IF WE PLAY THIS FORMATION.. WE CAN WIN THE WORLD CUP… BUT I PREPARE ICARDI OVER HIGUAIN HE DONT HAVE CONFIDENT IN BIG MATCHES.. BUT WE NEED LITTLE MORE TIME.. BUT WE ARE IN DANGER POSITION.. BAUZA WONT TRY ANY.. IF WE GOT SAMPOLI.. HE WOULD USED THIS FORMATION ALREADY.. IF WE GOT HIM.. POOR FROM AFA.. I CANT IMAGINE THIS KIND OF TALENTED players never won any.. due to poor coaches.. i am really sad.. hope we will win 2018 wc

  4. Profile photo of waveridewaveride

    We are getting too hursh on Argentina youngsters. I cant really see how youngsters from other countries are rated as world class while Argentinas overrated. I am a hardcore Argentina supporter for over two decades and i can say that some Argentina fans are too spoilt that they expect that every decade the world will witness a player such as Maradona, Messi, Batistuta, Redondo, Caniggia etc. Well, Dybala may wont be Messi, Icardi may wont be Batistuta but they are both world class already and players such as Lanzini and others that are mentioned in here very frequently have nothing to envy from young talents from Germany, Brazil, France who are already integrated into their respective countries squads. Argentina is acting like a second grade team with luck of resources when using the same players over and over again while in reality i personally believe that they still have the most talented young players to come.

    As for Bauza, it is funny how he can dream of winning the world cup when at the same time we struggle to qualify. Wrong people in charge can make the best team seem as mediocre one at best.

  5. Profile photo of chalzchalz

    Bauza is the dumbest

  6. Profile photo of RichardRichard

    For the first time Bauza is correct: “he can only dream of winning”.
    He is certainly not working on achieving that goal.
    His player selections, his (lack of smart) tactics, his substitutions all show that he has no intention of becoming WC champions. His away record says it all.

    Things need to improve fast to qualify for the WC. If not it will remain only a dream. If Argentina fails to qualify Messi will definitely retire from the NT.

  7. Profile photo of IstiaqueIstiaque

    Its a serious problem when you know the starting lineup for a game which will take place two after almost obe and a half years. We all know whats the starting lineup will be for the first match of the world cup if we qualify, barring any injury of course.

    Way to go with your Dimaria-masche-biglia-enzo midfield. good luck winning the world cup with that.

  8. Profile photo of SabellistaSabellista

    Just shut the fuck up and start building a team with a new look midfield and new fullbacks. I’m tired of watching the same old one man (Jefecito alone) midfield. Right now the midfield needs an overhaul and injection of new blood. The other problem is lack of competition. I don’t understand is what happened to the competition for places in the NT. I find it puzzling when I see Bauza calling up same old shitty midfielders like Banega but the best player at his club, Icardi, who I rate higher than Pratto, isn’t even been given 15 minutes to show what he can offer.
    I’m sure that the likes of Lanzini, Vasquez, Augusto, Enzo, and Pizarro can offer more grit and athleticism to the stupidly static midfield than the likes of Banega, DiMaria(Headless Chicken version) Biglia and the ineffective fullbacks.

    I hope Bozo the Bonehead overhauls realizes that Messi needs a new team with 10 players willing to fight with him instead of watching him and wishing him to beat the whole defense alone every time he is in possession.

  9. Profile photo of guledguled

    Bauza also revealed that masch,biglia,higuain,di maria will start v Chile one month from now.

    1. Profile photo of pablo dennisonpablo dennison

      glued: christ no

      1. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

        Stability is our strongest point. Stability in thick shit. But it’s still stability. Crappy but consistently atleast – till the end.

        1. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

          When I see the guy above I understand finally: it’s just old fart in a stable solid fixed manner Mister Consistent.

          Everytime I just waiting when he is starting to juggle with aces up his sleeves: Di Maria, Higuain, Biglia or Biglia, Di Maria, Higuain or Higuain, Aguero, Maria or Maria Maria Maria, Higuano – you may always find some new configurations.

          1. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

            That’s funny Gonzalo… and sad at the same time

  10. Profile photo of pablo dennisonpablo dennison

    with you I charge bozo none of us are dreaming of a w/c victory.

    agreed we need young blood that will play like their lives depended on it for the n/t, its should be an honour pulling on the shirt but we see to many these days “given their shirt” time and time again and we see some of them ambling through games sadly.

  11. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

    Yeah Kempes in 78 and Maradona in 86. Bauza for your information football has not stayed the same, it has evolved and relying on Messi alone is not gonna cut it anymore…

  12. Profile photo of tigrawaydegafitigrawaydegafi

    Messi can’t be the solution to every problem.Bauza should ‘ve a brain of turning strains in to oportunities. He has Dybala and Icardi who have shawn the world how to score goals regardless of the chances that their team provided them. They are resilient enough to coup with the National team dead mid situation. Besides,there are some players who need to step up like Maria(PSG ve already voted for Draxler in his stead). Above all,counter attacking is the option right now. Thus no need for mas or zableta just stick witb Rojo ‘n Mercado and then the usual slow motion partners who can protect the defense well. Lanzini,vazquez or Pastore can intiate the counter attacks with out any extra defending responsblity but tracking back to recieve countered balls.

    Other than this strategy, the coach will struggle to built a ball possession team or a team that can create chances by forming good passes from the mid or flanks. Instead of Mascerano/Biglia; i w’d prefer Augusto and Banega to make the counter passes if Lanzini-Vazquez-Dybala and Messi are upfronts for the counter.

  13. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

    Lanzini instead Di Maria? Why not?!

    1. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

      Or at least Gaitan instead of Di Maria, or Diego Perotti. Vazquez instead of Banega, Enzo Perez instead of Biglia, Gino Peruzzi for Zabaleta, Icardi for Kun and/or Higuian. Not a rocket science.

  14. Profile photo of NoHateOnlyLove

    What world class/ good quality ”young blood” is out there other than Dybala? Argentina doesn’t have any other special young player who gives you the awe feeling. Have you seen the youth teams over the last several years? Two U20 world cup disappointment, a recent Olympic football disappointment, and the current debacle of a team Argentina has representing them at the CONMEBOL U20 tournament. Let me guess, we need to start guys like Ascacíbar, Paredes, Lanzini and Kranevitter in the next WCQ games in March?

    1. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

      + Ezequiel Barco and Leo Suarez;)

      1. Profile photo of pablo dennisonpablo dennison

        icardi

    2. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

      What’s the alternative? Sticking with lacklustre performances and half-hearted attitudes? Besides it’s not only about platers that give you “the awe feeling”. How about players willing to give their all for the shirt even if they are not as talented as Messi or even Dybala?

      1. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

        exactly

        1. Profile photo of pablo dennisonpablo dennison

          exactly x2

    3. Profile photo of mamoun elpipitamamoun elpipita

      Argentina has plenty of good quality young blood starting from Rulli between the sticks to Peruzzi and Gomez as RB to Tagliafico as LB to Paredes, Nacho fernandez (25 is still young), ascacibar, cervi and lanzini in midfield and ofcourse icardi and dybala (and possibly vietto and correa) up front.
      As the youth teams underperforming well I think that has alot more to do with management than lack of talent.

      At the end of the day no one is asking to start the youngsters but for the love of god the likes of Icardi, Lanzini, Paredes, Cervi, Nacho Fernandez, Rulli, Peruzzi and Tagliafico deserve a call up in the least. Let them get to know the senior players and let them get their feet wet and let them prove themselves because Kun, pipita, Dimaria, Biglia, Banega and possibly even Mascherano have gone past their expiration date.

      And if the youngsters aren’t tickling your fancy kid then how about the players like perotti, piatti, Seba blanco, Enzo perez, Guido pizzaro and franco vasquez?
      One thing is for certain if Argentina sticks to the tried and sadly not so true ‘messi generation’ that lost 3 finals in a row and who are now mentally broken, then you can forget about making it to the WC let alone winning it.

      1. Profile photo of pablo dennisonpablo dennison

        elp: to many good points from you as always elp and as always i hope all is good up you end of this stunning set of islands we both reside in.
        best wishes to you.

        1. Profile photo of mamoun elpipitamamoun elpipita

          Thanks a million pablo, always a pleasure.

          1. Profile photo of pablo dennisonpablo dennison

            x2 sir

  15. Profile photo of LeandroLeandro

    We need new young blood, we need real fullbacks that can contribute to build up play, we need a goddam midfield!

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