The legendary Colombian player Carlos Valderrama recently spoke to the press about the admiration he has to Cesar Cueto saying that he always learned from him.
‘’We always learned from the professor Cesar Cueto, the teacher Cesar’’. Stating that he has the good fortune of starting his professional career at the age of 18 only 1 year after he came to Medellin. ‘’Cueto can be called a crack and that is a title that not everybody can be recognized as’’.
He later went on stating his prediction for the upcoming 2014 World Cup. ‘’ My favorites are Brasil and Argentina but in Europe Spain and Germany are looking like the teams to beat’’.
Carlos Valderrama continued speaking in his recent interview but this time shifted his focus on Teofilo Gutierrez of River Plate, stating that the player has to be quiet and adapt to the Argentinean club.
‘’Teofilo Gutierrez was brought to River Plate in order to solve problems not to create them. In football you have to talk in the pitch’’
The 28 years old forward Teofilo Gutierrez had already stated that the style of play of the head coach Ramon Diaz was uncomfortable which is why Carlos Valderrama responded by saying that he has to adapt playing in a new club and you can’t expect the entire team to change and adapt just for 1 player and even less if you were brought into the club hoping to solve some of the recent problems that have been emerging for the club and not make matters worse by creating even more hardship.
Colombia has made it to the World Cup finals by playing a draw against Chile yesterday. This is the first time that the team has done it since 1998.
Colombia has to play one more World Cup qualifier against Paraguay on the 15th of this month, but, the result of that game is not going to matter now
In the match against Chile, Colombia was off to a very poor start. They were looking awfully nervous and conceded 3 goals inside the first 30 minutes. To bounce back from that stage was very tough for them. But, they did that. They found the net thrice in a space of 15 minutes in the second half and managed to equalize the scores.
The best performer for Colombia in the game was Radamel Falcao who scored a couple of penalty goals and gave some relief to the 45,000 home fans who were there in the stadium.
Talking to the reporters in the post match press conference, the Colombia boss Jose Pekerman said, “The way we played at the start of the game was really surprising to me. May be, it was the pressure of the big occasion that had made the boys feel a bit nervous.”
“The boys must be lauded for the way they came back. It’s never easy to turn things around once you get down by 0-3 and that too when you are playing at a big stage.”
On the other hand, the Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli was looking pretty upset with the fact that his team got only one point from the game even after getting such a good start.
Sampaoli said, “The end result was a bit disappointing. We should have won after the start that we had got.”