DT from Canada insulted Croatia for cheering on his team

John Herdman. AFP photo

Canada’s head coach John Herdman has been harassing his players After losing to Belgium 1-0Despite the good performance in the first date of Group F of the World Cup in Qatar, with the insolence of telling them: “Now we will go and we will go c … to Croatia,” their next opponent.

“I simply told them (the players) that they belong in this tournament. Now we’ll go and go to Croatia. It’s that simple,” Herdman said when calling the press after the match. It was played at Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium in Al-Rayyan.

This speech raised eyebrows among various journalists, not only because of the sexual tone of the message, but more the opposite effect because the coach came to the position at the helm of the Canadian men’s representative after successfully leading women’s soccer in New York. teams. New Zealand (2006 to 2011) and Canada (2011 to 2018).

Specifically, with the women of the North American country, he managed to win bronze medals at both the London 2012 Olympic Games and Rio 2016, earning the Canadian Federation a call-up to lead the men’s CONCACAF Qualifiers. I finished first, to qualify for this ecumenical tournament.

Canada fell 1-0 to Belgium. Photo AFP
Canada fell 1-0 to Belgium. AFP photo

After “evaluating” what his managers had done, “especially in the first half” when they had to abuse Belgium, the British coach pointed out, among other considerations, what it was like to lead a women’s team in relation to the men’s team, especially since it is the first to stand in front of teams of both sexes. in global competitions.

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“It was an opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and change the country forever,” said Herdman, who was not a soccer player and trained to be a rugby and soccer coach.

There may be old gentlemen who see it and think: ‘How is that possible? “I don’t think there is much difference between men and women. The training is similar. What’s more, I promised not to change anything and continue to be me,” admitted the person who will equip the Canadian players with “the necessary confidence” to win against Croatia next Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ( Argentine time) on the second date of the sixth group.

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