Former Argentina defender Gabriel Heinze said that Argentina can win the World Cup in the future but there need to be some changes around the team. He said that there are some good young players in the team and also in the youth squad and that it is up to the coaches to improve them.
He said that Argentina should learn from their European counterparts on how they develop young players and have a similar plan for their young players. He said that there are so many talents in Argentina and that it is important that they are developed properly.
He said that Argentina has a unique playing style and it is important that the young players learn this from their young age – otherwise they will have no footballing identity and this is what causes problems when it comes to the senior teams. Having previously played at some of the best clubs in the World, including Monaco and Inter Milan, people should listen to what Heinze says – when he was at Manchester United one website reported that his inclusion in the team not only helped the team’s win-ratio, but also saw a rise in demand from fans for tickets.
Gabriel Heinze said that Argentina should keep relying on players such as Lionel Messi and Aguero in order to win games and that they should instead learn to play collectively. He said that the other teams that performed well at the last World Cup in Russia played well together as a team and this what the Argentina team should be working on.
Gabriel Heinze said that the federation should be investing more at the grassroots level to make sure that the players that are growing have the required technical and mental skills to cope with modern football so as to help them improve. He believes that this is when we will see an improvement in the senior team.
The former Argentina defender is currently the coach of Velez Sarsfield. He said that life as a manager is different as a player and that there are different challenges. He said that he is enjoying his job and want to give his best to his team.