Days after the injuries suffered by many Argentine players, including Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala and Angel Di Maria, Carlos Bilardo’s “tears theory” spread on social media.
“We still think that as long as the national team players tear themselves up a month ago, everything is fine. They are all good. I hope all the players tear themselves up a month before the match ends,” began the DT champion in Mexico 86 and runner-up of Italy 90.
He continued: “It’s very good, very good. Because you have the last month and you’re killing them. You are physically killing them. You’re killing people who play at Inter, for Real. If they catch you in a World Cup extension, you can’t. Instead, like this, rest, do physical exercises, sleep, and let them all tear themselves up.
But he explained: “Unless surgery is done at the moment, which takes a month. Or the case of Heinz who has a knee injury and can’t recover according to what one wants. Because he can get in pain in games and can’t move his knee like he should.” Then let them all be torn apart, even as a month goes by. After a month you kill them all physically, especially if there is an extension.”