World Cup: Maradona’s emotions are not enough
Journalist Cayetano Ros from Cape Town gave the following analysis after the defeat of the Argentine national team against Germany and it was published by the newspaper El País.
Diego Armando Maradona was convinced that with the select group of strikers available to Argentina and emotional control of the costumes, the title would fall under its own weight.
The first thing was not his doing, but a merely a chance to have Messi, Higuain, Aguero, Milito and Tevez. In another section, yes he does. There he felt the number one when he harangued the “albiceleste” (Argentine shirt) both overall and individual levels.
Minutes before the disaster to Germany, the Green Point stadium, Maradona came to feel the king was to be injected one by one to his players the last emotional jab.
There was not a single conflict at the rally. Everyone felt loved by Maradona, who looked after them as if they were his children. And they responded, beating Nigeria, South Korea and Greece before take down to Mexico in the second round. Every win they celebrated as if they had grabbed the Cup frenzy and exaggerated.
But then came Germany and stripped all the scaffolding of Maradona. He had come to South Africa without an idea of how he wanted to play, criticized by the terrible campaign in the eliminatory. He decided to add a third striker, Tevez, along with Messi and Higuain, at the expense of losing a wheel, Maxi Rodriguez.
But after Germany beat Argentina, Maradona was humiliated by the enemy to ill-chosen: there were polemics with Schweinsteiger (“what’s wrong, Schweinsteiger, Are you nervous?”). Well… he did not.
Although it has taken time to reflect, Maradona has the hours counted in the selection. Although the main problem of the “albiceleste” is not Maradona, actually it is how to avoid being always below of its potential, as happens in England.