“Why the heck am I bothering…I am not even from Argentina?” I keep asking myself. But the passion I have for this team is – I can honestly claim – rarely matched by Argentineans themselves.
But now I am officially sick, tired, and disgusted.
I will not try to be a sophisticated writer – I am not. So direct to the point: I am writing this post for a single reason: to get the rage out of my chest. In particular this post is a dedicated bashing of Batista, Tevez, and DiMaria.
Keeping Batista till the last, why the focus only on Tevez and DiMaria when the full team had a bad game? Well simply because other players did their best in Batista’s non existing setup and they were simply bad.
--Cambiasso for example was painfully funny. He is one of the most static defensive midfielders to ever grace the game. He is excellent in his position though; which should be Mascherano’s cover. Yet he was asked to play in a number 10 position and no surprises he did extremely bad…up to the level that I really started to laugh of agony. But it was not his fault.
--Lavezzi is a player that cannot be anywhere near a decent team…he runs and runs and runs even more but to little or no effect, plus he has the worst possible decision making. But if I were him and someone asked me to be a starter with the national team of Argentina I will accept it of course. So it was not his fault either.
--Rojo is a player that literally is 0 tactically. Cannot cross, cannot beat a marker, cannot play a decent pass and cannot control the ball. Yet he finds himself a starter ahead of more accomplished players like Zabaleta in particular and others like Ansaldi. Again, the kid is asked to play and he is doing his best so it’s not his fault.
Then it’s the curious case of Carlos Tevez. A player that looks so uninterested that I feel disgusted every time he wears the NT shirt. He does not pass the ball unless all other possibilities are out of question, he does not link up with his teammates and he goes missing when everyone else is at least trying. I know Carlos is not reading this, but I tell him: once you were my favorite player – way ahead of Messi even – now please execute your threat and quit and NT. You’re great at club level.
As for DiMaria. Here it is plain and simple: I hate the sight of him. He is the most selfish player in the team. He seems to have a thing against passing to his teammates – in particular Messi. And the worst thing is that he plays like that only with the NT, but he is too much of a coward to do it under Mourinho.
Note: the guy is taking diving lessons from Ronaldo.
Now for the ignorant clueless Batista. I never thought I would say it, but he is in no way better than Maradona.
He transformed Tevez from an unwanted player “due to footballing reasons” to a starter that won’t be substituted…I will add due to “business reasons” with Grondona
He came up with the magical plan of playing Cambiasso in an advanced role while keeping Pastore rotting on the bench. Before that he did not grant Pastore a single minute in friendly matches to gill him with the side.
I would also go into all selection horrors and management decisions done by this worthless “coach” trying to emulate Barca’s system…but all fellows here already know the story…
Finally, it’s the same old story. Politics, corruption, idiots in charge and the result is always breaking our hearts. Part of me wanted Bolivia to thrash us with 6 goals in our own soil, maybe then a riot would occur and the people in charge would be kidnapped or something. It did not happen and we will have to suffer again…at least this time I am not ditching work to watch the games anymore.