He got tired and exploded. Claudio Borghi, former coach of the Chilean soccer team, attacked the sports press and regretted that the idea that Reinaldo Rueda must be fired for the fall with Venezuela.
The ‘Bichi’, panelist of the program Todos Somos Técnicos of the CDF, raised the spirits by ‘counterattacking’ the journalists who have publicly said that Rueda does not deserve to continue in charge of La Roja.
Without going any further, Borghi recalled an episode from his days in the Chilean team linked to Claudio Bravo: “I lost a match with Venezuela in the Copa América. Do you remember how the play was? A mistake from Bravo. They asked me loudly, loudly, many journalists who today ask for Rueda’s departure, that Bravo did not have to play anymore, that it was a disaster … Today what do they say about Bravo? What is the best in history, right? “
“If I’m going to give ball, as a coach, to the moments that journalists have who install an idea and want to keep it to feel important, I’m not there,” he added.
Along the same lines, the multi-champion with Colo Colo emphasized that “I am not here to throw in technicians. I was hired here to comment, if I can, on a game, but I’m not willing to say that they should go Rueda, Holan or Dudamel ”.
Borghi continued and stressed that “from the moment an idea like ‘Rueda has to go’ is installed, they all appear. I listen to many things, radios, and political analysts have come out to talk about Rueda ”.
“People hang themselves with or without knowledge, sometimes out of affection for the selection or anger. And I think it’s unfair. The federation board must evaluate, but I note that there are not many people with Rueda’s curriculum “, he complemented.
The world champion with Argentina deepened his criticism against the media, specifying that “many of your colleagues who install ideas, defend them and do tremendous damage. Forgetting that they muddied it too. This playing with people’s work is very hard. It’s like me saying that Aldo Schiappacasse has to resign. Why?”.
“I agree that there is a drop in performance. I can agree with players that I quote or don’t quote, but it wouldn’t be fair for me to say ‘get kicked out’. That journalists come out and say ‘we have to kick him out!’, No. I’m to evaluate, yeah But beware, a journalist is thrown out and the hueón begins to cry. That ran out of glue “, he finished.
Finally, Claudio Borghi highlighted Rueda’s words: “He already said it, the coaches are used to being able to kick you out at any time, but when you are on the other side and you listen to these characters … The criticisms have to be fair.”