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.