Uruguay are hosting Bolivia in their last game in these World Cup qualifiers, they are sitting second in the table, crazy things need to happen for them to fall 5th and be obliged to go through intercontinental playoffs, so Oscar Tabarez felt relaxed enough in the Press conference ahead of this match to answer questions that had nothing to do with his team.
I don’t see it as a stain and it shouldn’t be like that. There are a lot of great players in football’s history that weren’t world champions and they’re not stained by that, at least for me. Besides that, Messi is still playing, you can’t tell what will happen
was his comment when asked if Lionel Messi’s career would be ‘stained’ if Argentina failed to qualify for the World Cup finals.
Argentina are having problems to qualify but if they do, they’ll be favourites to win the World Cup. Messi is a huge player but he can’t do it all, this is a team sport. He plays with praise regarding him being the best, but while taking all the fault when things don’t go well, even when he’s not responsible
Tabarez also said. As for his Uruguay, he explained why he is sticking to Luis Suarez despite his… dry spell, saying
he has that ability of… appearing even when he has had a quiet game. There were times I thought ‘it’s time to take him out’, and a minute later he scored. He’s like that, you can’t distrust a player like that.