Colombian National Team General Thread

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  1. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Would be kinda funny to lose to Rueda's Honduras right before the Copa.
    But I think there's zero chance of that.
     
  2. ryu79

    ryu79 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    "Perder es ganar... un poco..."
     
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  3. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia

    Believe it or not, a lot of people are already taking in this feeling. That we need to lose because our heads are getting big

    whose heads? The fans? The media? Cuz the players definitely are not
     
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  4. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Yup. That mediocre colombian mentality where everything is rooted in fear is still very much part of society. Fortunately it has nothing to do with the team which are in their own world
     
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  5. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia

    Also a lot of Colombians are moving the needle

    before was win against top teams

    so now we do

    now it’s copa or bust. Why? Colombians always take on this mentality that if we don’t win, our players are soft and quitters as if we are the only team on the field. Same thing happened with Egan and other cyclists, when they weren’t winning it’s because they are soft as if the other countries didn’t have bad ass cyclists that were just better. We are not the most talented nor the most experienced team in copa. We are probably not the best coached either.

    so while I think Copa should be the objective and it’s never been more attainable than now, it shouldn’t be that or bust. You only can demand trophies like that when you are clearly the best team and that we are not. I have a good feeling though
     
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  6. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    #9431 HomietheClown, Mar 30, 2024
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2024
    Contrary to what odds makers say I truly believe that we are favorites after Argentina to win the Copa.

    If we win it, it will be glorious. Miami will be celebrating with people in yellow jerseys for days. One gigantic party.

    If we lose it or don't even make the Final it will feel like a failed objective to me...
    ... BUT we have a good Veteran base and a bunch of young players to transition into qualifiers to improve. That would be the only consolation.
     
  7. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Inter Milan
    Colombia
    Mar 25, 2011
    San Diego
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Maybe this is just me but I like the idea of our players not being a bunch of pussies and actually having the ignorance/confidence to strike the fear into our opponents.

    I've been very open about how when we reach deep into a tournament, a major reason why we tend to get knocked out is because our players are shook and somehow play less than stellar despite them showcasing how well they can play against even the best of opponents.

    This team as you said has a unique mentality compared to the fans as it should be with any team. If we can overcome that mental issue that has plagued us for so long, this team could get the results needed to win trophies and glory for Colombia.

    I know that we have the capability to challenge anyone for this Copa America if we maintain that discipline as well as progressing even further in the world cup come 2026 and possibly win that too.
     
  8. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Inter Milan
    Colombia
    Mar 25, 2011
    San Diego
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Rumors from Colombia that we are apparently gonna have Bolivia as our second pre-copa america warm up.

    So them and the US...I was hoping for real challenges but the timing is limited sadly.
     
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  9. kromekote

    kromekote Member+

    May 22, 2012
    Club:
    America de Cali
    I think that's ok though. These pre-matches are set up to fine tune our line-ups and strategy while entering the tournament with some confidence and hopefully injury free. What's the point of playing Argentina or Uruguay in a friendly before the official games where those matches will require a higher physical and mental push from our players. The US (at their home) and Bolivia are still worthy opponents.

    Plus we still have to play Bolivia 2x in WCQ so it's another opportunity for our coaching staff to get to know more about how we can play against them in both legs.
     
  10. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Bolivia is a game for our subs

    haha tho would be hilarious if they break our streak

    again rather we lose before knockout rounds to get that pressure off us and win another title
     
  11. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    We will have pressure no matter what.
    Lorenzo has already said the objective is to win the Copa America.
    That alone will put pressure on the team cause there's already the usual media suspects (Velez) who are saying anything less than an appearance in the Final is a failure.
     
  12. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Inter Milan
    Colombia
    Mar 25, 2011
    San Diego
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia

    That's a good mindset to have. We needed a coach who isn't shy about wanting success and a significant improvement in our football attitude as a whole.
     
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  13. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I was just thinking now that I think its also sort of strange that Jaminton Campaz has not gotten called up, he would be another alternative in that central attacking role. He was a total star last season for Rosario Central
     
  14. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia

    Yeah and what happened to Volayes
     
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  15. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Campaz is great. Maybe Lorenzo just views him as a Left wing cause that is mostly what he plays at Rosario. It does not look like he will be called to the Copa but he could be a key for us going forward in Qualifying.

    I think Valoyes has been injured in Mexico and really has not been consistent since moving there.
     
  16. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Also it seems like Lorenzo would have rather have seen more of Poveda than Campaz. He can play both wings pretty well.
    Sucks for him he got injured before these last two friendlies.
     
  17. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    he's retired in mexico
     

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