It was great to be at the Uruguay vs Venezuela game and witness the 1-1 draw here in Montevideo. If you only hear the result you might find it worrying, however being at the game brings great confidence. To watch Venezuela play reminds me of watching a team play against Barcelona, not much technique or skill but really talented at kicking the ball out or defending with the whole team in your own penalty box and continually wasting time . Now I’m not saying by any means that Uruguay play like Barcelona, especially the way they played against Venezuela but I could see the Vino Tinto were parking a fleet of buses.
To see Venezuela celebrate the draw as if they have qualified for the World Cup and the way in which they played the game, clearly shows exactly what Uruguay will be up against from now on. When a team becomes the 2nd best team in the World like Uruguay, little teams like Venezuela who have never qualified for the World Cup or won a Copa America will defend for their lives. There is nothing wrong with that, as the Vino Tinto don’t have anything else. Sure they could qualify for the World Cup for the first time in their history but they will only be there to participate and nothing more.
Uruguay on the other hand are there to win the World Cup and have the players to do it. Just imagine if that World Cup Semi Final against Holland in 2010 we had Lugano in defense and Suarez in the attack. What a different game it could have been. Uruguay have one game in hand and now play Peru at home. Even if we are to draw or lose, everybody has to relax as it’s a long qualification campaign. There is no crisis here. What there is, is a chance to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and we all know what happened last time the World Cup was held in Brazil.
Vamos Uruguay Carajo Vamos!!!