Stricken Al Wasl coach Bruno Metsu being cheered on by an entire country
The former UAE nationwide manager, who is getting treatment in health center, has the love and finest wishes of the whole football neighborhood, composes Ahmed Rizvi.
Bruno Metsu has actually been getting a consistent stream of well-wishers at his health center bed.
The just recently retired Iran global Farhad Majidi travelled from his homeland to fulfill the ailing Frenchman.
Diego Maradona, Metsu’s predecessor at Al Wasl, was also at the American Health Center in Dubai a few days ago, recommending “Bruno Metsu to remain strong and not to think about his disease or any negativeness that might affect his self-control or endurance”.
The Argentine legend wished him a “fast healing” and hoped to see him “back on his feet amongst his gamers at Al Wasl as soon as possible”.
Comparable beliefs have been expressed by Pro League coaches such as Walter Zenga, Dzemal Hadziabdic and Quique Sanchez Flores.
” It is extremely dreadful to see that a person like Bruno remains in trouble with his health and I want all of the finest to him and his family,” Zenga, the Al Nasr coach, said on Saturday. “I’m hoping that he can return quickly. I send out to him one huge hug and I hope that, Inshallah, everything is going to be OK.”
Sanchez Flores, the Ahli coach, also kept in mind Metsu after his group’s 5-1 win over rivals Al Shabab on Sunday.
Advocates of Ahli, Ajman and Al Ain, to name a few, showed banners in support of the Wasl manager, who has remained in healthcare facility considering that October 15.
” He’s a good coach, but, overall, he’s a good individual,” Sanchez Flores stated.
” Everybody likes Bruno Metsu. That represents something and I liked the reality that the fans of Al Ahli Club installed a poster in support of Bruno Metsu.”
Everyone does certainly like Metsu in this country and for great reasons. They might have been disturbed with him when he left Al Ain for the Qatari club Al Gharafa, or when he stepped down from the national team, but that anger was brief. It is challenging to forget his contribution to UAE football and the memories he has given the nation.
After a successful 2002 World Cup with Senegal, Metsu had offers from some of the biggest clubs in France and somewhere else in Europe, however he selected Al Ain.
Metsu made the country proud also, assisting Al Ain to the AFC Champions League title in 2003. It was the very first and just success for a UAE club at the continental champions. A year later on, though, he loaded his bags and went to Gharafa.
He was back, however, in June, 2006, as coach of the UAE national team.
” Lots of people had actually warned me about coming here,” Metsu told The National in 2008. “They told me it would be a backward relocation and I will face a lot of troubles. But I used up the obstacle and I do not think I have actually had any reasons to regret it. I am very pleased with what I am doing here.”
Metsu set 2 targets for himself and the nationwide group: winning the 2007 Gulf Cup and qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. He attained the very first, assisting the country win its very first significant title.
But two beats in your home, to North Korea and Saudi Arabia, in the very first two matches of the final round of Asian getting approved for the 2010 World Cup made Metsu understand he would not be able to satisfy his second target. And he resigned, paying the US$ 1 million (Dh3.7 m) penalty clause.
At his 2nd farewell press conference, he stated: “I make sure everyone wishes to ask this one question: why am I leaving? First, due to the fact that I like football and I do not like to lose. Second, I require to pay the charge [for the losses]
” I might have remained on and waited till completion of qualifying. Then, I would not have had to pay the penalty clause, but I am a guy of concepts, a man who appreciates his work and his profession.”
Metsu was likewise unhappy with his gamers’ absence of “battling spirit” and openly questioned their commitment. “I want this kamikaze attitude in the group,” he stated. “I desire my gamers to compromise everything for a win.”
The Frenchman managed to create that type of enthusiasm among his Al Ain gamers of 2003 and likewise the national team in 2007. Mohammed Omar, a member of both those teams, confirmed this earlier in the summer season when Metsu was announced as Maradona’s replacement at Wasl.
” I never worked with a coach like Metsu,” Omar said.
” He had extremely high modern-day ideas and techniques. You can not believe how we trained for that AFC Champions League with Al Ain. We were ready 200 per cent, psychologically, physically, we were ready like lions. We awaited the referee to blow his whistle and we would consume anything in front of us.
” We had confidence, we had belief and we were a team. This is what Metsu does.”
Which need to describe the profusion of assistance for the ailing maestro.