“Several of them must pay for their dishonesty with the country by” stopping “the previous DT,” wrote Mejía.
After a long novel, Reinaldo Rueda was confirmed as the new coach of the Colombian National Team. The Colombian Football Federation announced the arrival of the new strategist who will have the challenge of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and seeking the 2021 Copa América title.
Rueda’s team change from Chile had already been sung for several weeks, but until now all contractual issues have been resolved so that he begins his second cycle at the helm of the Colombian National Team.
There have been several reactions to the announcement of the new coach, mostly positive considering that he meets the conditions of having experience in World Cup qualifiers and knows the players who could be in the team, which is key considering that the team’s next commitment is against Brazil in March.
However, some commentators have issued a strong warning to Rueda according to what happened to Carlos Queiroz, former team coach.
Carlos Antonio Vélez received the coach wishing him luck, but warned him about his relationship with the players.
“Good luck and pulse! (Beware of the “unworthy” who have already turned one over and will do so with the one who does not submit to their whims. There are players who believe they have the keys to the National Team! “the Antena 2 commentator trilled.
One statement linked the other! They were warned that it would be so. Today Rueda is officially the DT of the @FCFSeleccionCol. Luck and pulse! (Beware of the “unworthy” who have already turned one and will do so with the one who does not submit to their whims. There are players who believe they have the keys to the Sele.!
– Carlos Antonio Velez (@velezfutbol) January 14, 2021
In the same sense, Iván Mejía expressed himself, who said that some players “stopped” Carlos Queiroz in the previous process and even invited him to renew if he deems it necessary.
“Professor Reynaldo, if the” gentlemen “do not want to help pull the car, take them out and start the renovation. Several of them must pay for their dishonesty with the country by” stopping “the previous DT. What does not serve that does not get in the way! ”, He wrote.
Professor Reynaldo, if the “gentlemen” do not want to help pull the car, take them out and start the renovation. Several of them must pay for their dishonesty with the country by “stopping” the previous DT.
What does not serve that does not get in the way!
– Iván Mejía Álvarez (@PajaritoDeIvan) January 14, 2021
Colombia in the last two games fell with Uruguay 3-0 in Barranquilla and with Ecuador 6-1 in Quito.
One of Rueda’s challenges, beyond the strategic and tactical, will be to improve the atmosphere of the team that would have been rotated with the arrival of Queiroz.
After the matches with Ecuador and Uruguay in which the National Team was thrashed, several journalists affirmed that there were clashes between the players and discrepancies with the coach.
This is how the journalist Javier Hernández Bonnet told the program Sports Blog by Blu Radio. “There are groups facing each other within the National Team. There were episodes whose protagonists managed to fall apart within the Colombian soccer team ”, Hernández Bonnet said. “There was a player who stamped another, both of international level, on this double knockout date, which means that the issue got to the point of falling apart, “added the journalist.
James Rodríguez, one of the protagonists of the alleged confrontation later wrote: “The Colombian flyer indicates that it denies” all kinds of alleged information alluding to the mistreatment, aggression, disputes or all kinds of controversy between players”.
Official statement pic.twitter.com/KJjtxuoqog
– James Rodríguez (@jamesdrodriguez) November 19, 2020
According to what Hernández Bonnet said, Queiroz addressed the players and asked them to tell him if he was the problem, as he was willing to leave office, because he accepted the position for sporting glory and not for money.
A fact that reflects what the relationship between Queiroz and the players was like was that the only one who sent a public message to the Portuguese was Juan Guillermo Cuadrado with an Instagram story.
“In a short time I met to a good coach, with the heart of a father for all“Said Cuadrado, who added:”Thank you teacher, successes and blessings in what God has prepared for your life ”.
Subsequently, Queiroz denied that there were any fights in which he was involved.
They said there were confrontations between the technical bodies. It was a lie. After the game against Ecuador some arguments were created that the players had confrontations; once again I tell you that the atmosphere of the Colombian team is friendly and familiar. They are some lies that are normal and we pay the price of living in a free world, which we like ”, he explained on the subject.