Guardiola made a mistake, and the ‘Clasico’ has no favorites
I want to start with a commentary on the rumor in Spain where it was said that Pep Guardiola sent people to watch his players on their free time. If it is true, I think it is a practice that I disagree with, as the player should be responsible for his actions off the field and it is not good for the club to be following them. All players have the right to do what they want in their free time, provided that they fully comply with team rules.
The players have a right to relax, they can’t be thinking only about soccer all the time, because it can make you tired and it is good to think about and do other things to loosen up and get away from the stress that comes with team concentration and training.
It is clear that a player has certain responsibilities with the team also the fan who pays for the ticket, but it is not correct that the player is “spied on” or monitored; I think there are other ways to determine if a soccer player is complying with the rules of the team. I fortunately have not suffered this type of persecution.
THE ‘AGUILAS’ LOWERED THEIR LEVEL
America suffered its second loss of the tournament at the hand of Santos, and contrary to the loss against Atlas, where they should have at least earned a draw, the “Aguilas” this time were at an inferior level than they have largely shown in this championship.
Santos was a deserving winner. Although they were not brilliant, they played an acceptable match and dominated America which lacked ideas and did not have control of the midfield, especially in the first half, where the Torreon team did not take advantage of a penalty kick that was well saved by Moises Munoz.
Now we’ve entered the halfway point of the season before ’Liguilla’ starts and the contenders for the title have not varied much. Tigres without question is the best team in this first half, with great balance in its entire lineup and great effectiveness in their attack. It should be noted that the “regiomontanos” are the only unbeaten team in the tournament and have won all of their away matches until this moment.
I was surprised by the performance of Atlas, which under the guidance of coach Tomas Boy, are second in the tournament and little by little are moving away from relegation. However, the “Zorros” did not take advantage of their encounter against Queretaro, their direct rival for relegation, and finished with a draw in a match they could have won. I think it is too soon to consider the ‘Jaliscienses’ as candidates for the title, and it would be better to wait for the next matches to see if they maintain the same level.
Tuesday, Barcelona and Real Madrid play the newest edition of the Spanish “Clasico,” and as I’ve said before, the moment in which both teams find themselves does not weigh much, because this is a different match where many times the team that is enjoying a better form does not win. However, there is a slight advantage for Barcelona as they are the home team and because I think that if they can effectively apply their traditional style of play, it could make the difference. It will be a very tough match.
I’ll see you next week and remember … eat fruits and vegetables.