I know I'm going to get a lot of negative remarks for this article. However, Diego Maradonas disastrous attempt to lead Argentina to the 2010 World Cup, should not come as a surprise to anyone.
Flat-out, Diego Maradona is a crackhead, he abused the drug ever since he has been in the spotlight dating back to the early 80's, which is why he had a sub-par club career in Europe.
Diego Maradona once boasted himself as the best, even at times claiming to be better than the godfather of soccer, Pele. We definitely know cocaine influenced him to believe that, anyone who still thinks he can be compared to Pele is probably a habitual cocaine user too.
Why did Argentina place a crackhead with no coaching experience to lead players such as Messi and Tevez? Maybe they love him a whole lot, I loved Daryl Strawberry, but im not putting him in charge of anything.
Its obvious Diego is still an immature man he walks around with two earrings in his ear, and looks like he comes from the beauty salon before leading his team onto the pitch.
World Cup qualifying should have been a breeze for Argentina. Maradona has one of the best attacking fronts in the world with Tevez and Messi, there is no excuse as to why Argentina is in 4th place in their qualifying group.
Brazil should be the only real competition for Argentina however, Ecquador, Paraguay, and Chile seems to be a bit more prepared and motivated about 2010 then Argentina. Argentina clearly has the talent, but the results are no where to be found.
With all due respect to Maradona, he sucks badly, and I honestly believe Argentina, will not finish in the top four in Conmebol, and may have to do a playoff with Costa Rica who seems to be slipping out of the top 3 in Concacaf. Conversely, don't be surprised if Argentina don't finish in the top five, they have a tough match at Uruguay on October 14, 2009.
Lesson learned to all my readers never put anyone with a cocaine addiction in charge of nothing. Crack kills and its killing Argentina's chance to play in the most anticipated World Cup ever! Don't worry Messi I'll be going to South Africa as a spectator, and when I come back I look forward to seeing you at the World Football Classic at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Ca.