The bitter drink of the elimination of the Colombian National Team from the Qatar 2022 World Cup is barely passing. A result that questioned the situation of coach Reinaldo Rueda and that of several references of the National Team.
The one who most arouses divided opinions is the midfielder James Rodríguez, since his ancestry in the team he has been very important in recent years and staying out of the orbital appointment left him as one of those marked by the debacle.
One of those who strongly criticized the ‘Tricolor’ was the former soccer player Faustino ‘Tino’ Asprilla, who in the Futvox South America podcast He analyzed the present of the Al-Rayyan midfielder and gave his opinion on his football future.
“That barely 30 years old is in the Qatar league? That’s for retirees. James will hardly return to the elite. Also, he has an injury. James can’t play 10 games in a row. It is very difficult for a big team to hire him when he plays two games, rests three and comes back and plays two. I think that we will not see James again in the elite”, he sentenced.
The panorama for the steering wheel is not at all favorable, Well, in recent months he has not felt comfortable at his current club, Al-Rayyanopening the possibility to a future exit. After last Tuesday’s elimination against Venezuela, James broke the silence and sowed doubt about his future in the ‘Tricolor’.
“I don’t know what’s coming for the next processes, I don’t know if it’s there or not. What I do know is that it breaks my soul to lose, it makes me uncomfortable not being ranked and this cannot happen again, ”she added.
On the other hand, ‘Tino’ also pointed out coach Reinaldo Rueda and his responsibility in Colombia’s absence from the World Cup: “These qualifiers were very strange. They were of a very low level. Reinaldo Rueda has already been out of two heats by one point… that’s like saying: ‘he almost won the lottery, he fell next to my house, it doesn’t work“, he commented.