Even if you still doubted Guashuai’s remarks before this night, you will now start singing "Conquer" to Bielsa, this slightly paranoid Argentine, this lunatic who cannot be compared with the top coaches in honor. With the football philosophy of "kill the enemy or be killed by the enemy", it only took four rounds of the Premier League game to let the world know that it is amazing from the heart: it turns out that football can still be played like this.
Marcelo Bielsa, he is a madman and a godfather. The only constant is the pursuit of pure football philosophy. You may not understand him, but you will be amazed by him. When the contradiction is concentrated in one person, The evaluation of him is destined to show a trend of polarization.
Like Bielsa itself, it was legendary from the beginning. He was born in a prominent family in Argentina. There are many politicians among his relatives. However, when he was a child, Bielsa sneered at the term civil servants. The words "coach, I want to play football" came out of his mouth, and then he played four times. After the game, he announced his retirement, and then began the transformation from a physical education teacher to a football coach.
At the age of 25, Bielsa brought a college team to tie the Boca Youth Reserve. Such a crazy feat won him the offer of the youth team coach of the parent team, Newell Old Boys. Such an unbelievable plot seems to be just an episode of Bielsa’s coaching career. He then traveled all over Argentina and became the Bole of Pochettino and Batistuta. As for Pochettino more than once, he said: "Bielsa is me. Life mentor."
Although Bielsa has already embarked on the road of coaching in the 1980s, he was really well-known at the turn of the century. After passing Newell, Atlas and Bansfield, he won the Argentine national team. After that, a team with superstars such as Zanetti, Veron, Caniggia, Simeone, Pochettino, Aimar, Batistuta, etc., became a lingering Chinese fan in the memory. Go gorgeous incarnation.
Yes, a team playing the 3313 formation, a team that combines football tactics and passion, a team that is pleasing to the eye, not attacking or giving up, successfully won numerous fans in the world preliminaries, and then fell in In the World Cup group stage-this contrast seems to be the epitome of Bielsa's coaching career, passion and rebellion coexist, passion and sadness flying together.
In fact, the 65-year-old Bielsa has only won the 2004 Olympic Men's Football Championship and the British Championship last season in his coaching career so far, but this does not prevent his followers everywhere. In Mexico, the youth training system he left behind is still playing a role today; in Argentina, the Pampas Eagle he built is still an eternal classic in the memory of fans; in Chile, he has honed a team that can be called the golden generation In England, he fulfilled Leeds United’s dream of returning to the Premier League.
If you have watched the football documentary "Take Us Home" about Leeds United, you will be more aware of the unique charm of Bielsa. At the beginning of the story, the top of the club spent a lot of time to sign this "weird character" lunatic , And Bielsa has already understood everything about the team. With the highest annual salary in Leeds United's history, Bielsa has only one goal-to bring the white rose to bloom again and return to his place.
When the passionate and wild lunatic coach meets the passionate young guards, the story is destined to burst out wonderfully-although the journey is also twists and turns. In the 2018/19 season, Leeds United collapsed at the final stage, and finally fell on the way to super play-offs; in the 2019/20 season, Bielsa and White Rose did not allow the tragedy to reappear, and entered the Premier League in an irrefutable manner. In the first game of the Premier League, the newly promoted team tied the defending champion Liverpool three times, allowing the Reds to work hard to win 4-3.
Lost Liverpool 3-4 in the first round, and narrowly beat Fulham 4-3 in the second round. This is indeed in line with Bielsa's football style-if it fails to bloom, it will be completely destroyed. The high pressure of the audience and the fast offense like lightning and flint, so that Bielsa's team is always suffocating, but because of this, his disciples always have physical problems at the end of the season. Hidden dangers for good grades.
Some people are pursuing the Shura field of success and fame, and some people's ideals are the arena of pleasure and enmity, but who said that pleasure and enmity cannot be achieved? After the game with Leeds United, Manchester City general Sterling said: "I prefer to play against a team like Leeds United, rather than those teams with 11 people in the backcourt." Only Bielsa can make A newly promoted horse worth only nearly one-eighth of Manchester City, and the super blue moon needle point to the Maimang.
So, if you just want to experience the charm of football, go to see Bielsa football. The white rose may not bloom forever, but as long as it is blooming, it will be extremely gorgeous. Just like Bielsa's philosophy, it either falls into silence or vents wantonly. This is about football, the simplest and most primitive charm, isn't it?