The Uruguayan coach will be on the Celeste bench for his debut at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and he will surely have an exciting day. Despite the fact that he has only nine caps with the Eastern team, he will lead for the first time in a World Cup against Paulo Bento’s South Korea.
The action in the Qatar World Cup 2022 go on with everything After four intense days of matches, with tremendous surprises and great disappointments, this Thursday, November 24, the fifth round will be played. That will be the turn Brazil and of Uruguay to start groups G and H, respectively, where the one who will also live a completely new experience for him will be the coach Diego Alonso.
Of course, the mere fact of being able to say present in the FIFA World Cup It is a tremendous pride, but this will be his first time in a World Cup and everything becomes more exciting. Double debut for the charrúas, although that of his technical director is a rare case since he has only nine commitments in the body as coach of the eastern team.
“Uruguayan players are the best in the world”
In December 2021 Alonso arrived on the Celeste bench with a clear mission: to qualify for the planetary event, and although the panorama was extremely complicated at the hands of Maestro Tabárez, he achieved it. 1-0 wins against Paraguay, 4-1 against Venezuela, 1-0 against Peru, 2-0 against Chile, 3-0 against Mexico, 5-0 against Panama, 2-0 against Canada, a 0-0 draw against the United States and a 1-0 loss against Iran is the balance of the native of Montevideo who will now make his debut as a coach in the most important tournament.
Thus, the Uruguayans are with everything and the first to demonstrate it is the coach. At a press conference, Alonso explained that “there is no more important tool for a coach than footballers. For me, Uruguayan players are the best in the world“.
“The greatest thing is the feeling that the Uruguayan footballer hashow they identify themselves, the sense of belonging they have”, he added.
“Uruguayan players are the best for me, because they are mine. My children are the best in the world for me. Maybe they don’t bring the best grades, but nobody loves them more than I do. And the same thing happens with my footballers. Never since arrogance, always from humility”, he added.
To close, he makes it clear that “a good world championship is to win the first game. Everything that comes after at this moment I do not consider it. We know where we want to go, what we want to achieve, but the most important thing for us now is to do well tomorrow.”