What they have in common Valdano, Americo Gallego, Saldana, Llop, Dario Franco, Maxi Rodriguez, Basualdo, Scaloni, Pochettino, Balbo, Marcelo Bielsa,
Answer. Not only do Rosario, out of a periphery of 200 km. It's about food, but are questions of lifestyle, family. In Nuls did not give them nothing but affection. We had so much more ... While teaching, I learned. We did things we did not know if they were well made.
P. Why not train the elderly?
R. I did, I lasted six months and I said, "Nevermore." I left there as he escapes from prison. From Spain came full of errors. I thought I knew a lot and knew nothing. I thought of the young and devoted myself to the recruitment, development, to help them, insert them socially in many cases. I was always convinced that the boy should study not just play. I had guys with gun in his waist, others who became priests, doctors of law and medicine, all colors. And I learned so much! "Everything you can think of, I saw it. I told it, lived it," I say in my talks.
P. Rexach is said that the good you see any, that the secret is to see who can go.
R. He's right. You have to be psychic, anticipate, guess who does not show its full potential but is capable of both margin improvement will be better than that already does everything well. Is that true. At best it is easy to see. There are players who do not show a great level, but room for improvement ... With juveniles must guess the future.
P. Is Argentine football in crisis?
R. Lack coherence and self-criticism. And suffer the contagion of social life, of course. Football can not be oblivious to what happens in society, because it influences and there are disadvantages in society. We must fight against that. Talent is safe, but when you think you know everything starts to recede, and in Argentina we believe we know everything very easily. We think we know why we know so much and no more.
P. Football has changed a lot in the last 50 years ...
R. Previously it was believed that the technique was sublime but when managed fields appeared speed. And with it, friction. That is why Brazil, with its technical capital, was removed, and the strength of spirit of Uruguay takes you to the end. No longer enough to play well to the ball, you can not play without temperament But we must continue helping young people, then and now.
R. Showing a fundamental truth. There are two ways: the failure of insurance or the pursuit of victory. The second does not guarantee you win, you can lose. In the first, no doubt. The juvenile should be asked not win, he should be taught with arguments: explanation, execution, correction and repetition. And she should be given time to grow, physically and technically. Now the social problem is different, so that children are different. The boy does not see the illusion of reaching first in the club loves, sees other things. Up and down the economic status affects. He changed the mentality. Now, half a season, winning for the car to his house and that of their parents. If you go over speed, the kid kill him. But if you give him encouragement, it is filled.
P. You were too young to Spain. Is not that counterproductive?
R. You do not have. I got 22 years. So it was not as now, the fame of the players was very bad, we were not accepted, was derogatory to be a player and we were in a corner, in penitence. Now everyone wants to be a soccer player, values, you see, have changed. When I was not a common sign defenders, Pepe Santamaria were in Madrid at Atletico and I, who was a family. In Spain there was a high level of front. Was that of Barcelona, with Tejada, Suarez, Kubala, Kocsis and Czibor, in Madrid, which was recampeón Europe were Amancio, Del Sol, Di Stefano, Puskas and Gento. They were buenísimos!
P. And how do you stop them?
R. As might be! At that Atletico, who was not brave, was not playing. I was hard, ask Luis: beat him in training, so to stop the Madrid ... I remember the last time I played against Di Stefano, with Espanyol and I for Atletico in Sarrià ... I made a goal. They played the decline and we have a title. He said: "George, missing five minutes and so we avoided relegation, so calm." I said, "Okay, we are champions, so stay away from the area, for your sake." Alfredo talked a lot, cursed a lot, but I said I was going to kill and resolved. Barca was also complicated. Kubala played a lot against it was very good with the ball. And very strategic. Kocsis was very fast, was brave and technically looked like Messi. Czibor was like Gentoo, slower, of course, because people was a formula one, caught him when he could. I had to get before you start or it was impossible to throw a kick. Puskas was a phenomenon, was the first I saw him hit the ball with purpose. I spoke in Argentina, with the Spanish hungarizado had "Ché Jorge, do not take as many kicks," he said.