Oscar Washington Tabárez, DT from the Uruguayan Selection, spoke at a press conference this Monday in the face of the match against Venezuela for the South American Qualifiers. The Master said that the Vinotinto has evolved a lot and is no longer “the Cinderella of America” as it could be considered years ago.
“This team that I have seen has skillful and fast players, especially on the wings, of a high level, dangerous in the air game, with people of great stature. They have played all the 4-3-3 games, they feel comfortable like that. The 4-3-3 is a system that, in itself, is to play face to face, it is balanced, it does not recharge either side, neither the defense nor the attack. We expect a complicated match as they are all in the Qualifiers ”, he pointed out.
Tabárez also mentioned that both teams lack important players, so it is not just any “Uruguay vs Venezuela”, but the teams that will enter the field on Tuesday, and he elaborated that the matches are circumstantial. “I have been following all the evolution from Richard Páez to César Farías and now with these experiences. The two teams have their potential, their virtues and they also have their history and their mentalization for this game, those things are the most important, “he said.
The coach also spoke about how Uruguay arrives and acknowledged that if you only look at the numbers, the results at the beginning of the Qualifying Round “were not so good”, although he highlighted a historic and unprecedented victory like the one that occurred in Barranquilla against Colombia. Tabárez pointed out that a process of renewal of footballers is underway, mentioned the effect of the pandemic on the uncertainty that is generated and on the possible infections of footballers, as well as the lack of FIFA dates to evaluate footballers since the end of 2019.
“In a short time we have to assemble the team and appeal to memory, and to face it very seriously because the South American Qualifiers are the most difficult in the world and there is a level of parity that does not happen elsewhere,” he added.