May – June Wrap-up
I was on vacation the last two weeks, didn’t read any soccer news, read any articles and only saw the Nehterlands game.
Today I woke up early and tried to catch up on the Tri news prior to the World Cup, I saw some really hard notes and quotes on directives and coaches on La Volpe, saw 1 goal on 180 minutes, and the same headlines as John saw.
Let me see if I can wrap things up.
1. La Volpe is less than popular 1 week before WC.
1.1 With Atlante’s head Coach Jose A. Garcia saying that only in Mexico we “put up” with La Volpe, after what the national team head coach said about Kikin Fonseca, the Sub – 17, Mejía Baron and La Puente.
1.2 Victor Manuel Vucetich (Veracruz), Raul Arias (San Luis) and Miguel Herrera (Monterrey’s) head coaches seing a wrong Lavolpe.
1.3 And even the U- 20 head coach said that he did more in a month with his players than Lavolpe witht the “Selección Mayor”.
2. Our oponents (France, Italy and others) don’t see us as worthy rivals. (looked at some newspapers and saw that their players only had heard of Marquez).
3. We haven’t found a good atack sistem (or don’t want to show it), prior to the WC. 1 goal in 2 games against good teams.
4. One week and 1 game left prior to the WC.
I don’t have a point, I’m just seeing a desperate crowd waiting to see results before we’re put on trial. I’m confident on our team, know at least we’re making second round, and a good fight in the first 3 games. Ana Guevara (Mexican runner) said that Lavolpe is the coach and we have to respect what he said, whan asked about Fonseca- Lavolpe relationship.
Maybe she’s right, I’ve practiced team sports my whole life and most of the time you don’t agree with the coach but he IS the coach, and security and respect are values that can make a diference in a team and on fans.
Pre WC games don’t count, of course a lose is sour and a win can bring you confidence, but in every profesional sport people don’t care about preseason games, that is what the France and Holland games where PRECUP games.
Let’s start focusing on Iran as a team and forget all the chit chat.
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