The legendary coach Cesar Luis MENOTTI had a lot to say about Jorge SAMPAOLI and the Argentina National Team.
When Cesar Luis MENOTTI speaks, you should probably listen. Considered one of the brightest and most knowledgeable minds in Argentina, the World Cup winning coach had some comments following Argentina’s 1-1 draw against Venezuela. Always truthful, the former National Team coach had this to say:
Cesar Luis MENOTTI on Jorge SAMPAOLI
“Coaching Sevilla is not the same as coaching Argentina. Above all, you have MESSI and players who play for top clubs. He puts up drones, gives chats, 14 people to work and after all that MESSI runs forward trying to dribble past everyone.
“Football is like tango, you can’t run all the time. Football has pausing, it has acceleration, it has rhythm, it has changes.”
“He lacks time and experience ate him up. I didn’t understand the team and I say that with extreme caution as I have never spoken to SAMPAOLI but I don’t understand it. I don’t know how he plays.
“The truth is that it was frightening, watching it all was frightening. I played two matches against Venezuela: In Caracas we won 7-0 and in Rosario 11-0. We scored 18 goals in two matches. And now I have to see how much it costs us to beat Venezuela, something within us is not going well.