The World Cup is almost here and I have a soccer/football dream!!!!
Every time I see the World Cup, I have a dream. And the dream is that, finally, an African Nation will win the World Cup !!!!
This continent, with Europe, South and Central America, has the best players in the world !!!
Just check the rosters of the top teams and you'll see that what I stated is correct. When the last African Cup was played in that continent, 146 players left European clubs for more than a month and went back to their countries to play the Cup.
African Nations, at the World Cup, always do great during the first step of the tournament and a few always arrive at the quarter final stage. Unfortunately, when they arrive to the point in which you win or go home, they constantly fail to go to the semifinal and consequently final.
I'll pretend not to know why so, I'll pretend that they don't have a strong coaching staff that is able to prepare them to win 3 more games, which are the quarter-final, the semi-final and then the.............FINAL and be World Champions !!!!!
I know that Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France, England, Holland, Italy and so on, have all these soccer/football champions play in their National Leagues but, when they arrive at the final stage of the World Cup, suddenly, all the African teams.......melt under the pressure of the competition.
So, what's the dream ?
The dream is that a top soccer coach (and his coaching staff !!!), the ones that constantly fill up the pages of the sports newspaper or Soccer TV channels, the various Guardiola, Mourinho, Ancelotti, Venger, Mancini, Pellegrini, just to mention a few, decide to prove how good they are, not going to coach Real Madrid, or Bayern, or Barcelona, or PSG, or Chelsea or whatever (!!!!) but decide to prove how good they are by coaching Ghana, or Cameroon, or Cote d'Ivoire , or Nigeria, or Egypt or the other top African Nations and bring them to the end of the tournament and raise in the sky that magic object which is the ......WORLD CUP !!!
Of, course, it's just a dream but, like every dream, it costs nothing so, let me dream !!!!
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 by coachgianni