Hugo TOCALLI would like to go back to Argentina team

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Hugo TOCALLI has stated that he would like to go back to the Argentina National Team.

The winning coach with the Argentina U20 team at the World Cup in 2007 in Canada has spoken about the Argentina youth team, forming players for the senior team, his work alongside Jose PEKERMAN and more.. TOCALLI, who was also part of Jose PEKERMAN’s U20 team staff, spoke to TyC Sports and had this to say:

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Hugo Tocalli speaking about the Argentina youth team.

Hugo TOCALLI’s comments:

“There shouldn’t be anyone who would not want to go back to the National Team. I would like to. I had 14 magnificent years there.”

“We were getting results when the AFA was hiring coaches who worked with the youth with the same system in mind. The youth teams have to provide players to the senior team.”

“TINELLI has asked me to see him regarding youth football. It could be that the meeting is for something else or because he wants my advise. But Argentine football needs to work on the future and they have to take it very seriously.”

“We have to train players for the senior team and not just for the results. Here, forming youth players is being hurt due to economic problems. Despite all of the problems going on in the country, our youth are distracted by football.”

“For us (himself and Jose PEKERMAN), we were never intersted in being champions at any category but to form players for the senior team. But the results were very positive.”

“When we went to Canada (for the 2007 U20 World Cup), within four months, Sergio ROMERO, Gabriel MERCADO, Ever BANEGA, Angel DI MARIA and Sergio AGUERO were part of the senior team. That’s the experience we have to look for and not go crazy for the results.”

7 Comments

  1. Profile photo of chalzchalz

    how badly we need to get Jose Pekerman and Hugo Tocalli back to the youth set-up.
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    and how badly we need to first kick bauza out from the senior set-up.

  2. Profile photo of miskanmiskan

    Argentina dont need this kind smart manager…they need clown who call himself manager that only proud if his potograp hanging beside world champion manager

    1. Profile photo of chalzchalz

      and the clown bauza already pictures himself on the well sorry wall…!!!

  3. Profile photo of NoHateOnlyLoveNoHateOnlyLove

    Thank you Hugo Tocalli, people here believe despite Argentina poor showing at the 2016 Olympics and the 2015 youth world cup those below average players should have been incorporated in the senior national team. Win the Youth world cup this year or make the semifinal/final and then we can have a serious discussion. But it’s incumbent on the AFA and the coaching staff to get this current Argentina youth team better prepare for the senior national team otherwise it will be another debacle for Argentina youth team in South Korea.

    1. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

      I’m not sure you understand the words correctly. What he has said is rather voice in defence youth players and to blame organization and current state:

      “We have to train players for the senior team and not just for the results. Here, forming youth players is being hurt due to economic problems. Despite all of the problems going on in the country, our youth are distracted by football”.

      Now no one form youth players for NT because there’s group in senior team that has guarantee to be in the team lifelong. Bauza is the last who is interested with fresh blood.

      So don’t understand once again why you still judging Olimpic Team (besides our B team at best) ignoring on purpose those crucial factors.

  4. Profile photo of IstiaqueIstiaque

    “We have to train players for the senior team and not just for the results.”

    Is there anything more truthful and smart saying than this? For me youth teams must serve a purpose, which is to instill a culture within youth players. U17, U20, U23 must play with same philosophy and purpose. Weather its defensive counterattacking or pressing possession doesn’t matter. There just have to have some sort of harmony and people who are smart and romantics must be in charge.

    1. Profile photo of pablo dennisonpablo dennison

      istiaque: agreed

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