The sharp dart Marcelo Bielsa threw at Mexico coach after beating him in the United States

The coach of the Uruguayan national team criticized the proposal presented by the Aztec coach in full preparation of both teams for the Copa América.

This Wednesday, Uruguay faced a new friendly match in preparation for the Copa América, in which they achieved a draw. Those led by Marcelo Bielsa showed good play in the qualifiers where they beat Argentina and Brazil, now against Mexico.

La Celeste beat the Aztecs 4-0 during a preseason duel at Empower Field at Mile High in the city of Denver. The figure of the day was the striker Darwin Núñez who scored a hat-trick, scoring in the 7′, 44′ and 49′. Facundo Pellistri scored the remaining goal in the 26th minute .

After the crushing victory, Bielsa delivered a scathing blow to fellow coach Jaime Lozano for the way he approached the match.

When a team prepares, it is best for unwanted problems to arise early on. . Errors, negative results, well managed, are springboards to get closer to a real version,” said the man from Rosario.

“You know they are playing with a very important rival, I think a team that is preparing should have taken today’s match at its maximum power “, criticized the former Roja coach.

Regardless, Bielsa said “the result is misleading. In the first half, Mexico could have converted and the game would have been different. And then, when the differences are big, it’s easier to play well. Anyway, I believe Mexico has good players, don’t forget that today there were a lot of important players outside the team, too . It seems to me that Mexico (in the Copa América) will be a very different rival from the one we saw today.

Later he was asked about the health of Darwin Núñez and Mathías Olivera, who came out with some discomfort in the second half. “There were no major injuries, so Darwin and Olivera finished well.”

Finally, another Mexican journalist asked him if he had advised Jaime Lozano after the victory. Bielsa replied: “No, imagine, not at all. No coach who gets to where he is, with the support we see, is a coincidence. . Additionally, I asked a Mexican friend for advice to prepare for today’s match. “I have a friend in Guadalajara who is here with his son and he gave me many references to better prepare for the match.”

In the Copa América, Mexico will be part of Group B, where it will face Ecuador, Jamaica and Venezuela. La Celeste, meanwhile, is part of Group C with the United States, Panama and Bolivia.

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Source: Latercera

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