Argentine striker Angel Di Maria criticised Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal, calling him the worst coach he has ever worked with. Louis van Gaal responded to Di Maria’s criticism with a humorous comment. Louis van Gaal will come into contact with Di Maria when his Dutch side plays Argentina. By India Today Web Desk: Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has spoken out on Angel di Ma.
When they last collaborated at Manchester United in 2014, Van Gaal and Di Maria had a turbulent working relationship since the Argentine star forced a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain after his home in Manchester was broken into. When asked about di Maria’s remarks during a news conference on Thursday, Van Gaal responded in a humorous way.
Notably, Louis van Gaal and Angel Di Maria will come into contact when the Netherlands take on Argentina in the FIFA World Cup 2022 quarterfinal. This affected his performance that year. Defaming me as the worst coach? He is one of the very few players that have made the statement. Typically, he said, it is the reverse.
Although Van Gaal plans to retire after the World Cup, he admitted that he would be persuaded to stay a little bit longer if the appropriate opportunity presented itself. I still appear to be a god despite being 71 years old. He finished by laughing loudly and leaving the stage.
I get the same question from you every time, but you don’t understand that football is evolving, he said in an exasperated tone when asked whether he preferred coaching the traditional Dutch way, as he did earlier in his career, or the more pragmatic counter-attacking, goal-oriented approach he now employs.
I received a lot of criticism when I developed that more defensive system in 2014 (at the World Cup in Brazil), but now that half of the world uses it. It is where football has evolved. Because compact defence is just simpler than attacking, the outcomes at this World Cup are quite close, especially between large teams and ostensibly lesser countries.
However, if it appears like we are merely defending, it is not accurate. I believe that is now evident. Van Gaal’s interactions with the Dutch media frequently include caustic annoyance, attempts at cutting humour, and a growing unwillingness to respond to inquiries he believes are meant to embarrass him.