Copa America: Marcelo Bielsa reveals why Colombia are in the semi-finals

Uruguay's technical director, Marcelo Bielsa, revealed why Colombia were able to reach the semi-finals of the Copa America, just what Peru needed.

Marcelo Bielsa talks about the Colombia team. | Photo: AFP/EFE.

Copa America 2024 continues its course and into the semi-finals, star-studded Colombia are one of the main candidates to win the trophy. In this way, Uruguay's technical director, Marcelo Bielsa praised the 'Coffey' team and revealed why he is at the aforementioned eventRepresents a factor that is not much present in Peru today.

Uruguay will face Colombia in the semi-finals in the grand final, so after the Celeste's penalty shootout victory over Brazil, Marcelo Bielsa decided to name the next opponent his team will face. Let's remember that the Néstor Lorenzo-led team qualified first in the group and didn't fail, which is why they got people talking all over the world with James Rodriguez's incredible performance.

What did Marcelo Bielsa say about Colombia?

Colombia has many forwards, which is not common today. There is more than one option for each level without much difference. The Colombian footballer has undergone a transformation. He has always been a creative dominant, naturally competitive and has added the essentials to survive in today's football.“, the strategist pointed out at a press conference.

With that said, the biggest advantage the Colombians have over other teams is the huge difference in offense they have. This is precisely what Peru is missing, otherwise perhaps history will be different and Blanquirroja will go to the semi-finals of Copa America 2024.

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A lack of forwards in Peru

The Peruvian side showed its lack of attacking power in the current edition of the continental tournament as it did not make the best use of Paulo Guerrero and Gianluca Lapatula at the age of 40. Besides, the Blangroja has not scored a single goal in three games Group level.

Paulo Guerrero exits the Copa America for the first time without scoring a single goal.

Also, the team currently led by Jorge Fossati has only scored one goal in official matches in the last two years, and that goal was by Yoshimar Yotún, which is quite shocking. That means no Peruvian striker has scored in 10 such matches.

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