Edgardo BAUZA spoke to FIFA.com that he has pictured himself on the wall at the entrance of the complex where Argentina’s coaching staff report for work everyday; the same wall which contains a large photographs of Argentina’s two World Cup winning manager; Cesar Luis MENOTTI and Carlos BILARDO.
“Ever since I walked in here I’ve pictured my photo hanging there too, I know it’s not easy because you have to win the World Cup to get up there, but I wouldn’t have got into this if I wasn’t thinking of that. All I’m focusing on is setting up the team to be champions.”
“I wouldn’t say that it’s a final, but it is a decisive match. I need to take the team away from the last two finals they played in. They didn’t lose them. They just lost on penalties. There’s always been rivalry with Chile but we need to boil it down to this one game, which is an important one against a direct rival. The only thing that should be in our minds is that if we beat them, we overtake them.”
The match against Bolivia:
“It depends on a few things. We’ll have to see how we do against Chile, which will also be a factor. The other problem is that we’ll be going into what is a very spicy match with 12 players on yellow cards. We’re going to wait and see.”
For more info about the interview, you can read it here.