Pablo Contreras undoubtedly has a history with the Chilean team. The former Colo Colo player played in four qualifying rounds, three Copa Américas, one Olympic Games, where he won the bronze medal in Sydney, and played two World Cup matches in South Africa. Despite that journey, the defender revealed a lack of respect during Jorge Sampaoli’s trial at La Roja.
In the dialogue of the YouTube program, Mediapunta, Contreras told the process of how the Argentine strategist stopped calling the Chilean team. However, at the same time, he revealed a negative anecdote before the team’s trip to the World Cup in Brazil.
The former central defender began by mentioning that “what is the worst in my heart and that I will never forget again I asked Felipe if he could say goodbye to them before going to the World Cup in Brazil, They told me no problem, this is my house“.
Therefore, and after arriving at the sports complex, Pablo Contreras mentioned that there he suffered from the lack of respect from Sampaoli. “They let me in (Juan Pinto Durán) and when I went with my son, A guard will find me to tell me that Jorge has forbidden them to witness the training of the National Team. It’s stupid, but great. Sampaoli knew it was me“, hill.
How many titles did Pablo Contreras win?
During his sporting career, Pablo Contreras won seven times, two of them with Colo Colo. With Cacique he won two National Championships, and also had titles in France, Portugal and Greek football.
When will La Roja play?
La Roja prepares to face Colombia for the second date of the 2026 Qualifiers. The Chileans and Colombians will meet on Tuesday, September 12 from 9:30 pm at the Monumental Stadium.