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Marcelo Bielsa showered praise on the Colombian national team: see his statements

Marcelo Bielsa showered praise on the Colombian national team: see his statements
Marcelo Bielsa showered praise on the Colombian national team: see his statements
Coach Marcelo Bielsa praised the level of the Colombian team in the Copa America – credit Reuters / AFP

There is no doubt that the Colombian team is one of the best teams in the Copa America, which it demonstrated in the group stage and has a new challenge against Panama on Saturday, July 6 at the State Farm in Glendale, Arizona, with a place in the semi-finals in mind.

La Tricolor has shown that it is a candidate for the title and Marcelo Bielsa made it clearwith his statements at a press conference prior to his team, Uruguay,’s match against none other than Brazil in Las Vegas, in the quarter-finals of the competition.

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It should be remembered that the winner of the match between Colombia and Panama will face the winner of the match between the Charruas before the CanarinhaSo the Loco Bielsa could face La Tricolor again, as he did in the qualifiers, where he obtained a good result.

Since September 2022, coach Néstor Lorenzo has been doing a lot of work to recover a squad that was hurt by being left out of the Qatar World Cup, reaping the fruits of the process with good results in both the qualifiers and the Copa América.

That is what Marcelo Bielsa greatly admires the Colombian team, which he highlighted in a press conference for its strengthsstarting with the variants that it has to replace any of its figures, as currently occurs with the midfield or the attack.

Coach Marcelo Bielsa said Colombia has plenty of options on its roster and players from the best leagues in the world – credit Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports

It is a team that has too many forwards and that is not common in the world of football.. It is a team that has more than one option for each position and there is not much difference between the one that starts and the one that enters,” were the words of the Loco.

For the Uruguayan coach, another point to bear in mind is that many of the Tricolor’s players have a high level of demand in their respective clubs: “Colombian players have undergone a transformation because they play in the best leagues in the world and compete naturally.”

Luis Diaz is the player with the best form in the Colombian national team, coming from Liverpool – credit Darren Yamashita/USA TODAY Sports

Examples such as Luis Díaz in Liverpool, Jhon Lucumí in Bologna in Serie A, Miguel Ángel Borja in River Plate, among other foreign footballers who Loco Bielsa, one of the most experienced men in the Copa América, respects them.

The second match of the Copa América semifinals will be decided on Saturday, July 6, first with the Tricolor’s game against Panama and then the South American classic with the Uruguayans against the Brazilians, but a rematch could already be expected in the next phase.

If the coffee growers advance to the next round, they will face two teams with which they have a pending accountstarting with the Charruas whom they were unable to beat in the qualifiers, as they tied 2-2 in the third match, with goals from James Rodríguez, Matheus Uribe, Mathias Olivera and Darwin Núñez, the latter before the game ended with a penalty.

This is how the judges decided that Camilo Vargas’ action was a foul against Maximiliano Araujo and then he was expelled for a double warning – credit Conmebol

In the case of Brazil, the Green Yellow He doesn’t know what it’s like to beat Néstor Lorenzo’s teamas in the two previous matches there was a 2-1 defeat at the Metropolitano stadium, in the qualifiers, and on July 2 in the Copa América there was a 1-1 draw.

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The two quarter-final matches promise to be full of excitement, with Colombia forced to eliminate the Panamanians in Glendale, while Uruguay and Brazil will play an “early final” that will be much talked about at the end of the match in Las Vegas.

 
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