The unusual reaction of Cesar Luis Menotti when he met Jorge Campos
One of the most emblematic figures in the history of Mexican football Jorge Campos, a former Aztec goalkeeper and a benchmark for the national team around the world for his own style of play, as he was one of the few footballers able to perform exceptionally in two positions: Goalkeeper and striker.
This ability has earned him several international awards and he is today one of the most popular commentators on Mexican television, so anecdotes about his name tend to have a huge media impact.
One of the last revolves around everlasting The Argentinean coach Cesar Luis Menotti, the world champion strategist in 1978 at the helm of the Albiceleste team, who came to the bench mexican national team In 1991 to mitigate Manuel Lapuente.
The story was about that day Minute he met Jorge Campos On the playing field, since I recently landed in Mexico, meaty He started by meeting the next Mukhtar, so one of his first visits took place in blue stadium to see Cruz Azul vs Pumas accompanied by a colleague, Roberto Saporettiwho revealed the story.
“With The thin Minute Our famous anecdote. He recently arrived in Mexico and wanted to see players, so I told him, “Are you going to keep pulling the bilge until he’s past the midfield?” And he says yes, then I answered him, “I have an archer to recommend you,” he said. tasting In an interview with Liga MX South America, before the official presentation of the number Brody.
“We went to the blue field and I said to him: ‘Campos, the goalkeeper of Pumas, is the perfect goalkeeper for you,’ so when the players come out, he was the last to leave. Campitos. when meaty Seeing him a little, in long pants and a multi-colored shirt, he turned towards me and said: “Frog, have you gone mad? Is this Petizo going to be the goalkeeper of the Mexican national team?”“
According to the story revealed Roberto SaporettiMinotti didn’t expect fitness Jorge Campos And much less when he was a national goalkeeper, so he confined himself to asking them to wait until the end of the game to express his opinion.
“Skinny, do one thing, you’re smart, watch the match and then we’ll talk,” he said. tasting a Minute Before starting the game, as the skill everlasting This has already been proven in Mexican football and it was only a matter of time before she wowed the new coach of the national team.
“I remember as if yesterday (…) he said to me: ‘Oh no, that’s bold,’ but he also cut off, thin, the angles will see how he comes out,” Roberto revealed a reaction Cesar Luis Menotti Watch Campos play.
Roberto Saporetti For 12 years he managed in Mexico at clubs like Atlante, Pumas, Necaxa and Puebla, among others, so his presence side by side with his compatriot Minute It was essential that the new coach meet some Mexican players, including the legendary Jorge Campos.
“When he saw him, he had already decided to include him in the national team, obviously not because of what I told him, but because of what he looked at. He realized that he was facing a player with tremendous personality.” Toad In the interview given to The media in South America who follows closely Mexican League.
finally meaty Minute He was just over a year in charge of tricolorBecause even though he signed for two years with Mexican Football Federation, he submitted his resignation after the departure of the managers who led him to Aztec football, so he remained unchallenged America’s Cup 1993 nor the project towards the World Cup United States 1994.
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