Special coverage South Americans are not afraid of Europeans Valdano says

first_imgThe former Real Madrid coach believes South American football is closing the gap between them and the sport in EuropeFormer Real Madrid manager Jorge Valdano knows how difficult is for a South American to shine in European football.He started his career in his native Argentina with Newell’s Old Boys as a footballer.But ended up playing for three different teams in the Spanish first division up to 1987.Then he managed Tenerife, Valencia and Real Madrid until he decided to stop coaching altogether in 1997.And for him, South American footballers are closing the quality gap between the continent and Europe.“A long time ago, many countries had their market closed like England, and those who let foreign players in only welcomed two players by team,” he told a Ronaldo.com reporter during his visit at the Mexican Hall of Fame in Pachuca.“Now there are hundreds of South Americans in Europe.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Europeans are more afraid of the South Americans than vice-versa.”“Also, now teams have more information about other clubs.”“When you know your enemy, you are less likely to be afraid of them,” he concluded.This is what Jorge Valdano, former @realmadriden coach said about the relationship between South Americans and European football.Do you agree? pic.twitter.com/xwBLYTkAGZ— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) November 15, 2018last_img read more