Oscar Washington Tabárez, the historical coach of the Uruguayan national team, quoted a striking phrase related to the “sphincters” after the defeat of his team against Argentina 3-0 in the South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022.
“As some coach once said, you have to close the sphincters. Everyone, and the main one is the mouth ”, said the Master in the press conference he gave at the Monumental stadium after the match pending date 5.
“The only thing that can vindicate us is the results and that is what we are going to dedicate ourselves to starting tomorrow,” added the experienced “Celeste” coach, obfuscated by the tough defeat.
In the analysis of the game, Tabárez rescued “the first minutes” of his team but later accepted that Argentina “dominated the game” led by Lionel Messi.
“Argentina dominated the game and also has Messi, a leading Messi at the moment and that makes itself felt on the field,” said the DT. “This group knows that in difficult moments is when the best face should be put on. It hurts us all, you compete to try to win, when you are outmatched, you have to have the humility to recognize it and also the rebellion in the next matches, ”Tabárez closed.
The RAE was even consulted
Tabárez’s controversial phrase aroused curiosity in Uruguay. So much so that the newspaper El País published a note asking: “Is the mouth a sphincter or not?”
Moreover, he cited the definition of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE): “The sphincter is an annular muscle that opens and closes the orifice of a body cavity to release some excrement or secretion, or to retain them.”
As an example of a sphincter, the RAE points out: “That of the urinary bladder or that of the anus.” While the supplement Ovation From the same newspaper, he consulted three doctors to find out if the mouth is a sphincter and they all responded in the same way: “No.”
The harsh christs of Carrasco
The Uruguayan performance left much criticism in the local press. And one of those who punished Maestro Tabárez was another coach, Juan Ramón Carrasco.
“I tell truths that others do not dare to say. They are all argued, I am not saying anything crazy. Tomorrow I’m going to die and I don’t want to be called controversial, master of reason and arrogant, ”the DT started.
Oscar Washington Tábarez, questioned in the Uruguay national team (JUAN MABROMATA /)
And he analyzed the work of his colleague in the selection. “It is not a bad process, but it is not successful either. Uruguayan people think it is a success, but it is not. They allow themselves to be convinced by the journalism on duty – Carrasco analyzed. Maybe it would be successful for the Haitian team, but not for Uruguay ”.
And he continued: “In 14 years with Tabárez as coach, he only won one Copa América (2011). There are no excuses. There were many years of Tabárez and he earned very little. He hasn’t been a champion for 10 years. The battlehorse they use as an excuse is that they qualify for all the World Cups, but before it was much more difficult to play a World Cup. It is a serious process, but not a successful one. For the soccer power that Uruguay has, with players that stand out in Europe, it always finishes fourth in the Qualifiers and has not won a tournament a decade ago, ”Carrasco said in statements quoted by the newspaper El País.