Tuesday 24 October 2017

Bielsa's old Age lament

Eight years after he took his native Argentina to the World Cup finals, Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa says he is older, grouchier and in worse health.

"I simply feel older," Bielsa said yesterday when asked to compare his experiences of 2002 and 2010. "Time passes, eight years, and that tends to worsen your character and your health. I'm certainly worse than I was."

Bielsa was in charge when Argentina failed to make it past the first round in Japan and South Korea.

He quit in 2004 but came out of retirement in 2007 to rejuvenate Chile and guide them to their first World Cup for 12 years where they take on Honduras today.

Irish Independent

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