Edgardo Bauza says disrespect shown towards Sergio Aguero bothers him
Current Argentina boss, Edgardo Bauza, has admitted that the criticism received by Sergio Aguero is disrespectful and that it bothers him. The former Atletico Madrid star has endured some tough times with both club and country and has received some flak for it.
While Bauza believes that constructive criticism is fine and holds a necessary place in football, the sheer disrespect exuded by some is inscrutable to him.
"I try not to pay attention to the comments. In Argentina some of the critics about football are constructive, but the disrespect bothers me," he affirmed to Goal.
Aguero deserves to be in the team, says Bauza
Bauza went on to remind the mass about Aguero’s past performances that earned him so much plaudits. Indeed, it is for this very reason — the ability to turn the game on his own — that he deserves a place in the national team.
"Aguero is now criticized in Manchester City and in Argentina, despite all the things he did. Aguero has proven that he has a great performance level and that he deserves to be in the national team.
"He may have bad moments, but he can win a match."
The former San Lorenzo boss also revealed that the pressure of managing the national team is bothering the amount of sleep that he gets every day.
"I don't sleep, neither before or after the matches. Every day I sleep less and less, but that's usual, I do a lot of thinking," he said.
"Before and after the matches I analyze everything, but that's normal,” he added.
Knowledge is power
Finally, he also shared that the amount of time he used to spend on reading has also lessened, but he, nevertheless, tries to read as much as possible and gain some knowledge from the books of Arrigo Sacchi, Valdano and so on.
"Unfortunately, I'm not reading as much as I'd like to. I've been sent some books on football, that, even though I'm already familiar with them, I give them a chance to see if I find something new.
"I've been sent books of Arrigo Sacchi, Valdano, Ancelotti. I read a couple of pages and then change the book. I don't know what I'm looking for, but I read them because they have very interesting personalities, important in football. If I can take away some ideas from them, it works."
Argentina are currently at number 6 in the CONMEBOL Qualifiers after 10 games. However, the good news is that Lionel Messi is back and he can put them back on track for qualification.