Jonas Gutierrez Dreams Of Argentina Winning World Cup

Argentina are one of the favorites to win it all at the World Cup in South Africa this summer, despite an indifferent qualifying campaign.

Jonas Gutierrez – hopes  Argentina can win the whole thing

There are several countries, including Spain, Brazil, Italy and England in addition to the Argentines who could go all the way in South Africa, and Jonas certainly seems to be in confident mood.

“Of course, I hope it is Argentina that wins,””I think we have a very good squad and some top-class players, but we know that the World Cup is a very hard competition for every team.”

“It is very exciting, and anything can happen because you always have seven or eight big national teams that can go out and win it.”

“We need to work hard together as a team. I will draw on my experiences at Newcastle this season where everything we have achieved has been built upon a tremendous team spirit and work ethic.”

“Going to the World Cup with Argentina is something that I have dreamed about since I was a child, so the next few weeks are so, so important.”

“But I’m really looking forward to it and I’m very excited. We have some great players and hopefully we can get off to a good start against Nigeria on Saturday and do really well.”

Argentina can certainly win the whole thing in South Africa,  but of course it will depend on how their players play on the big stage, and what team the Argentine manager Diego Maradona selects.

Certainly England do not seem to be in top form right now,  and we have to hope that players like Terry, King, Gerrard, Rooney and Joe Cole can all play at their very best in the tournament. It was really good to see King and Joe Cole have good games yesterday.

But certainly England manager Fabio Capello was less than impressed with the 3-0 win against the Platinum Stars yesterday – in their final warm-up game before the lads take on the USA  this Saturday.

My Argentina World Cup Blog for the Daily Telegraph opened up yesterday – and here it is if you want to check on the Argentina progress.

I’m not sure what will happen if it becomes an Argentina – England final, as I can hardly report the game live from an Argentina point of view. 😀

We’ll have to wait and see on that one – as it seems almost anything is possible in this World Cup.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • G

    Jun 8, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #1

    Tournaments are often difficult to predict, and some teams who do not always shine in qualifying often do well in the main event. I personnaly cannot see the Argies doing too well in this one, with Crazy Diego in charge. Its just a bit too much like England making Gazza manager. I would suggest a straight contest between Spain and Brazil, however, it is difficult to rule out Germany who also seem to be tournament specialists.

  • MarkO

    Jun 8, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #2

    bet on Uruguay to win 🙂

  • G

    Jun 8, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #3

    I’ve went and drawn bleeding Japan in the work sweep… D’oh! Anybody know why they play in blue when their flag is rather red and white?

  • Alinufc

    Jun 8, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #4

    I am surprised no one has put it out there but what about Netherlands to win. They have quite a few quality players and also a load of average ones

  • G

    Jun 8, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #5

    @Alinufc, I have them down in the same bracket as England, potential to reach last 8 at best. I am very rarely right about these things like.

  • Robbanufc

    Jun 8, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #6

    I’m in on a bet with my mates, on who to win the World cup, who becomes the top scorer, most assists and so on! Any suggestions? 😀

  • G

    Jun 8, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Spain to win, top scorer could be anybody, but I reckon Rooney could be worth a punt, most assists will probs come from one of the south american teams wingers, but as for naming an individual, I wouldn’t like to say to be honest. Basically avoid anybody from Japan, Honduras, Algeria and New Zealand, and you should be alright.


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