The coach of the Uruguayan soccer team, Óscar Washington Tabárez, highlighted on Monday the work of the Colombian defense and praised Radamel Falcao, historic scorer of Celeste’s next rival in the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
“It is a good team, led by a coach (Reinaldo Rueda) with a lot of international experience in South America. It is a team that cares a lot about defending well, with well-managed players, some with a lot of experience,” he stressed during a press conference. carried out virtually.
In that sense, Tabárez highlighted midfielders Juan Guillermo Cuadrado and Luis Fernando Díaz, one of the figures of the last Copa América. He also referred to Radamel Falcao García, whom he defined as “a historic one” and “a great scorer”.
“It is at a stage in his career that we also have players in similar situations, who from the conceptual point of view of their role on a court knows everything,” he added.
On the other hand, he pointed out that the match played last November in Barranquilla for the first round of the qualifying rounds, which ended with a 0-3 victory for Uruguay, “has already gone down in history” and even stated that Colombia cannot be related with the current one because he had another coach, the Portuguese Carlos Queiroz.
He did say that there will be a link between this game and the last one they played in the quarterfinals of the Copa América in 2021. In accordance with this, he said that it will be important to “limit the strengths” of his next rival, in addition to putting him through ahead things done by Uruguay in the triple previous date. There, the celestial drew 1-1 with Peru, beat Bolivia 4-2 and then defeated Ecuador 1-0.
Tabárez highlighted the difficulty of facing Argentina and Brazil as a visitor on a triple date. Finally, given the fact that he will only be able to count on his entire squad one day before the first game, Tabárez stressed that “unfortunately and luckily” the coaching staff already has the experience of what they lived last time.
On this triple date, they will face Colombia in the Great Central Park of Montevideo on Thursday 7. Three days later, the celestial will play against Argentina at the Monumental in Buenos Aires and will close their participation by visiting Brazil in Manaus on October 14. This Monday, the sky blue squad began training with a group of 15 players under the command of the coaching staff, including Diego Godín and Edinson Cavani.