The “everyman team” did not show its best performances in the first dates of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup, which is why there are several who are calling for the departure of Eduardo Berizzo.
The Chilean national team It didn’t start well South American qualification. A defeat as a visitor and a draw at home meant they were only able to pick up one point in the first two rounds, dropping them to eighth place in the competition.
Due to the poor results and low level of the national team, some are already starting to question the departure of Eduardo Berizzo. One of those who support this idea is Leonel Herrera who spoke exclusively to Popular mood and revealed that he would like to take over the bank from “La Roja”. Ivo Basay. In fact, he basically claimed that he was supposed to be coach before the arrival of “Toto” since “The position wouldn’t have been too big for him”.
In this sense, he fully supported the option of a possible arrival of “Hueso” in the technical management and expressed sharp criticism of national football. “(I support it) because, firstly, I don’t know what the problem is, the idolatry of the leaders to always bring foreign coaches and even foreign players,” said the former footballer of the legendary Colo-Colo 73′.
In this context, he took the opportunity to ask his compatriots for opportunities. “What percentage of foreign technicians do we have in Chile? And then why are there study programs in our country? When you take a course, you make sacrifices. Imagine spending about 4 million pesos annually on each course. And to become a professional technician you have to study for four years. So imagine what you are spending. So that? So that you can graduate later and be unemployed. And don’t let anyone give you opportunities” he added.
For this reason, he sent a direct and powerful message to the ANFP. “It is a mask for football leaders that we think about our technicians once and for all. Because the future is also here and the economy of Chilean football is also there. When you spend a lot of money bringing foreigners because it doesn’t last long. And since it only lasts a short time, you have to compensate for it, you have to come to an agreement with them. They leave full of money. And happy, happy in life. And I tell you, a professional does not fit a professional,” concluded Leonel Herrera.
The panorama on the bench of “La Roja”
Yes OK Eduardo Berizzo has suffered from constant questioning since his arrival at the bench Chilean national team In 2022 he will remain in his position for the time being, which basically lasts until the next World Cup. In the case of Ivo Basay was confirmed as a strategist by Sport Copiapó last August with the mission to avoid relegation to the First B, which has been achieved so far.