Carlos Bilardo and Cesar Luis Menotti represent the two great currents of football

Carlos Bilardo and Cesar Luis Menotti represent the two great currents of football

Hanging by the Football brings us to two of the most important currents of Argentine football soccer: el menotismo, embodied in the figure of Menotti, and bilardismo, represented by Carlos Bilardo. Both styles represent the great footballing debate par excellence: attack or defend. Hated by some and loved by others, both coaches have in common have been the only ones to have made world champions Argentina (Menotti 1978 and Bilardo in 1986).

Entering the detail in each of the styles, el menotismo, is a game characterized by good football, cleansed, offensive style, characterized in that it reaches the area not pelotazos, but storey. It is a style of play that is characterized not only by winning, but to win playing well. The idea is to attack with the greatest possible number of men, the viewer fun, in this sense, it is preferable win 5-4 what 1-0.

A Menotti likes good football.
A Menotti likes good football.

It is a current winning many teams, Barcelona as Guardiola and Rijkaard, the R.Madrid Valdano, but also huge gaps because there has been a huge amount of sets that have failed application; The most representative case is Brazil 82, possibly the best team that ever played football.

At the opposite pole style football Bilardo is located. It is a strong style, aggressive, leaving aside only looking good football results. Usually it based on pelotazos to reach the area and is very sharp in the sense that compete for the ball, aggressively, seeking to hurt the opponent. Here what matters is not the aesthetics, but the result. worth 1-0 unfair penalty in the last minute. The end justifies the means.

Bilardo and Menotti, intimate enemies.
Bilardo and Menotti, intimate enemies.

With Bilardo everything is possible, since that strange liquid that gave drink Branco, Brazilian left back, in Argentina and Brazil in Italia '90, and that, years later, Argentine players acknowledged containing sleeping pills, to the famous phrase“have written, have written”, when in a sports-Sevilla 1993, while he is training the Andalusian team, Player Sports, Albistegui, He is bleeding from the nose and the doctor Sevilla ran to his aid.

Coaches who have followed this style have been many, although they stand Jose Mourinho, especially in their time of Real Madrid and Chelsea, Claudio Ranieri or Javier Clemente, all with successes and spectacular failures along their longstanding.

Carlos Bilardo," the enemy or water & quot;.
Carlos Bilardo,” the enemy or water”.
Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982
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