“A World Cup without Colombia is not the same”: Mario Alberto Yepes

Mario Alberto was also asked if the National Team that failed to qualify for the World Cup was the most complete in recent years.

“I don’t know if it’s better or worse, I don’t know the right way to define it. What I do know is that it is a generation that has had it all, with many players in Europe and a lot of experience. Unfortunately, the goal was not achieved, especially not playing locally. We were always strong at home in the previous qualifications. In this one it cost us, there was a point deficit and in the end it was what the classification charged us,” he emphasized.

Regarding the criticism Queiroz received for his “way of looking at football”, the ex-footballer stated that he “didn’t understand the speech” that the coach “didn’t carry the identity of Colombian football”.

“Identity mutates over the years and is in the development of the players you have. Also about what football is like, whether it is played with a hitch, ten or midfielder, in short. Saying Queiroz was outside ‘our identity’ makes no sense,” he said.

Source: El heraldo