Argentina made their way to the finals of the 2014 World Cup where they played against Germany and succumbed to a defeat. Even with their failure of lifting the trophy. Some of the players of the Argentinean squad still managed of receiving praise from their performances during the tournament which is the case of Barcelona’s superstar Lionel Messi as he was awarded with the Golden Ball award.
Argentina might have made it to the round of 16 in the ongoing FIFA World Cup, but, Alejandro Sabella, the manager of the team, must know that it’s because of the brilliance of an individual player and not because of the team effort.
Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella has struck fear into the opposition by suggesting that star striker Lionel Messi has still not reached his best and he expects the player to continue improving over the next few years. Barcelona superstar Messi is widely regarded as the best in the world. Even though he recently lost the FIFA Ballon d’Or award to rival Cristiano Ronaldo, it is widely believed to be due to his absence from the team for much of 2013. Messi was injured for most of the first half of the campaign.
While some coaches are still not certain about which players to bring to Brazil in order to represent their respective countries, Argentina is not going through the same conundrum as the head coach Alejandro Sabella has already announced the players that will be playing against Romania for their upcoming friendly match and those same performers are expected to play for Argentina for the 2014 World Cup.
Betting on who will win the Premier League at this stage of preseason is tricky. The big clubs are on their marathon global tours and predicting how those results will go down is impossible. Manchester United have already lost one tour game, a 1-0 result against Singha All Stars, while rivals City lost 2-0 in Pretoria. These results only create uncertainly for predicting who will win the league.
Former Manchester city striker Carlos Tevez, who recently completed a £ 10 million move to Juventus, has said that he does not see himself playing for Argentina as long as Alejandro Sabella is in charge of the national team.
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has praised Tottenham winger Gareth Bale by saying that he is one of the best in the world. The 23-year-old Welsh winger recently scored the only goal of the game in the 1-0 victory for Tottenham over Southampton.