Lima, January 4, 2022Updated on 04/01/2022 12:56 pm
The Executive Committee of the AUF appointed Diego Alonso as the new technical director of the Uruguay team to replace Óscar Washington Tabárez, who was dismissed on November 19. The presentation in his new position took place this Tuesday at the Centennial Stadium.
Uruguay’s new soccer coach declared on Tuesday that he took on the challenge of directing the ‘Celeste’. “I’m here because I believe in the players that Uruguay currently has and also those with a future. But I believe in those who are currently. Uruguay, doing things the way they have to, will be in the World Cup “, he indicated during his presentation in Montevideo.
Despite the low physical moment of some references of the national team, such as defender Diego Godín and forward Luis Suárez, Alonso insisted that he has all those who make up the team today: “Without talking about proper names, the players who have hierarchy are important, not only in Uruguay, in soccer in general. The experience is gained through the games and those references appear in difficult moments as well “.
Diego Alonso adds in his career as coach the Uruguayan clubs Bella Vista and Peñarol, the Paraguayan Guaraní and Olimpia, the Mexican Pachuca and Monterrey and the American Inter Miami.
On the other hand as a player, he played in Bella Vista, Nacional and Peñarol; Gymnastics and Fencing of La Plata; in the Mexican Pumas de la UNAM; in the Spanish Valencia, Atlético de Madrid, Rácing, Málaga and Murcia; and in the Chinese Shanghai Greenland Shenhua.
Uruguay faces the challenge of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. With four games to go, Uruguay will visit Paraguay, host Venezuela and Peru, before visiting Chile. It should be noted that the Charruas occupy the seventh place in the classification with 16 points, the same as Chile, who are sixth due to a better balance of goals.