Willington Ortiz is one of the greatest references and licensed voices To talk about the Colombia team. The former player, and the current advisor to the various initiatives of the Ministry of Sports, The appointment of Nestor Lorenzo was no stranger As the new coach of the national team.
Win Sports spoke with Ortiz about the current state of the tricolor And how do you see Lorenzo’s goals in the face of qualifying for the next World Cup in 2026.
“I didn’t like Nestor Lorenzo’s choice. I loved Hernan Torres, the Colombian who was the coach of the Colombian national team. why? In the upcoming qualifiers, 10 teams compete and there are 8 places. I don’t think Colombia doesn’t qualify with 8 players, that’s why Torres had all the conditions He’s been a hero with Tolima, Melonarius, and America, and he’s also done well with Medellin.. In addition, he was a hero in Peru and he has all the conditions and he is doing very well with Tolima.”
In turn, he talked about more candidates for the Colombian national team Like James Rodriguez. Ortiz expressed that there are still moments to enjoy the game of footballbut he lacks more discipline.
“All Colombians and I are a footballer, We are sad because he (Rodriguez), with all circumstances, is not preparing well, he is starting to do other things. “He can still entertain us with his football and he can do more for the national team,” said the former player.
However, he was sincere in admitting it James today is uncallable To be part of the national team.
While Speaking of Luis Diaz, this is reflected in his playing style And in the dreams of the footballer who is considered a reference in Liverpool.
“He is doing his best abroad, playing as if he was playing here in Colombia. We wish him success and not get hurt because we want him at this level with the national team Colombia and that they rank us in the World Cup,” Ortiz emphasized on this means of communication.
Also, Wellington Highlight that The most important task for Colombia is to qualify for one of the qualifiers with the largest shares of the World CupEight seats for the Cup, which will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“The task of these moments is to qualify and now there are 8 out of 10 competing, if you don’t qualify, turn off and let’s go“, He said.