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Juan Carlos Osorio Takes Paraguay Job | Tim Vickery

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There may be additionally an simply identifiable match between Osorio’s considering and the historic id of the Paraguayan sport. First, there may be the legendary combating spirit of the Paraguayans, who so typically appear able to forming groups that are larger than the sum of their elements. And there may be additionally a mode of play much less depending on conventional South American midfield elaboration, with extra emphasis on exhausting working and aerial energy.

Paraguay, stated Osorio in his opening press convention, “have been profitable with direct soccer, and including a few issues to this we may have good outcomes. I labored at Manchester Metropolis, and attending to know English soccer helped me perceive that direct soccer has a number of benefits. So I haven’t come to vary this.”

He has additionally accomplished his homework. “Earlier than accepting the proposal from the Paraguayan FA, we analysed the assets, the expertise out there, and we noticed that there’s a group of gamers under-25 who’re good within the current with the promise of getting higher sooner or later. If we full the method [I.e. qualify for Qatar 2022] they are going to meet the problem across the age of 28.

“Our evaluation additionally concluded that there are excellent gamers in the important thing positions. We have now a defender with the standard of Junior Alonso, who’s left footed and might play at centre or full again. We have now Derlis Gonzalez and Cecilio Dominguez to play as wingers” – and speedy transitions to extensive attackers is a key a part of the Osorio technique, and was, for instance, instrumental within the World Cup victory over Germany.

“And I’ve seen Miguel Almiron within the USA.”

The Atlanta United attacking midfielder, stuffed with tempo and with an exquisite left foot, appears to be like like being the stand out identify in Paraguay’s future, and the possibility to work with him may effectively have been one of many components which enticed Osorio to his new job.

With no aggressive matches till subsequent June’s Copa America, the post-World Cup situation for South American groups continues to be taking form.  Plenty of groups nonetheless have caretaker coaches, or are shifting uncertainly down a brand new path.  However Brazil seem to have their act collectively – in search of a extra cautious method from the complete backs to be able to steadiness out an assault minded midfield.  Chile are making regular progress because the methodical Reinaldo Rueda makes an attempt to plot a course with out the entire nation’s nice era.  Peru are searching for consolidation whereas Venezuela construct optimistically, incorporating members of final 12 months’s high quality Beneath-20 workforce into the senior ranks.

Paraguay had been the one South American aspect to not see motion within the latest FIFA dates.  They had been too busy finding out their coach.  However the mixture of their conventional virtues with the full of life thoughts of Juan Carlos Osorio appears certain to make them some of the fascinating of the continent’s nationwide groups on this subsequent aggressive cycle.

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