After his scathing review of Argentina’s performance against Croatia on Thursday night, former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood will dissect the La Albiceleste’s tactical approach to the match on SuperSport’s Master Plan on Sunday 24 June at 11:00 T on SS3 .
By SportBrief Reporter
Master Plan is SuperSport’s World Cup magazine show tailored for the serious football fan whose interest in the game goes beyond the result. Anchored by former Republic of Ireland midfielder Andy Townsend, the show takes an in-depth look at how teams approach the game from a tactical point of view.
Argentina’s 3-0 defeat to Croatia has left them on the brink of exiting the World Cup at the group stage.
The 2014 finalists are in disarray following a calamitous performance, with reports in South America already surfacing that members of the squad want Jorge Sampaoli sacked before their final game against Nigeria.
The defending was abysmal, the goalkeeping embarrassing, the brutally physical aspects of their game misplaced entirely.
Tim Sherwood was among the former Sevilla boss’s angriest critics after the game, though the former Spurs coach took aim at the 58-year-old for rather different reasons.
The result was a rant about his appearance so entertaining that hundreds of fans have been sharing it on Twitter.
“If they’d won the game we’d be seeing his tattoos and his appearance on the side of the pitch doesn’t matter,” Sherwood said.
“Looking at him on the side of the pitch…He’s a manager of a national team. He’s standing there with a cut-sleeve shirt with tattoos all over,” he added.
“Listen, I might be old-fashioned but I don’t think a manager should look like that, it mirrored his team’s performance.”
And one of the international sport journalists, Duncan Castles has further elaborated on Sherwood’s comments on his twitter,
Tim Sherwood on Jorge Sampaoli's dress sense: 'It looked like he was just going to have a fight in a pub. I'm not being funny, if the association are looking at that they can't be proud.'
If only Sampaoli had worn a gilet…#ARG #CRO #WorldCup
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) June 21, 2018
Former Argentina international, Ossie Ardiles, who helped Argentina win the World Cup in 1978, also took aim at the Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli.
“Plan A of Sampaoli: Give the ball to Messi and wait for a miracle,” Ardiles said.
“If Plan A doesn’t work, Plan B. Errr. There is no plan B. Let alone plan C or D.”
Sherwood will be joined by former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves.
The trio are also regular analysts on SuperSport’s live broadcast of the World Cup.