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Name Jorge Sampaoli
Gender Male
Ethnic Argentinian
Job Argentinian Football Coach
  Argentina Manager


Org Argentina National Team
Club as Coach Sevilla FC

2016 11 26 Retrieve

[Sevilla head coach Jorge Sampaoli speaks about his desire to create a style of play ahead of Valencia’s visit in La Liga] At Sevilla I am looking for an identity rather than titles. [In future] I will remember the days when I was here, I will think about how we played. At the moment we aren’t making the most of the chances that are being created with huge effort. That is the issue of this team today. Hopefully in the time remaining before stopping [for the mid-season break] we will do better in terms of goals because otherwise it will be stressful

2017 01 21 Retrieve

[Jorge Sampaoli praises Lionel Messi] I’ve always said that to compare Messi with the rest is like comparing a great policeman to Batman

2017 10 14 Retrieve

[Jorge Sampaoli on Lionel Messi after the Argentina star’s hat-trick helped secure a Russia 2018 berth] I told the group: Messi did not owe the World Cup to Argentina, but football owed the World Cup to Messi. The nationality of the best player in the world is luckily Argentine. Football, the World Cup, could not be left without Messi. We had to play with that in mind. As a consequence of that pressure, we are stronger now, this qualification will make us stronger to face the future. We had the possibility to help him to be in another World Cup. He is the best player in the history of football and I’m very excited to be in a group near him

2018 05 26 Retrieve

[Jorge Sampaoli speaks about Lionel Messi during his provisional squad announcement] I think Messi is very optimistic, excited about what is ahead. Physically he’s very good, winning the league early influenced that. We won’t count on Messi much for the friendly matches but I think for the World Cup he will be very good. The World Cup is a challenge where if you don’t have everything you’re doing clear then it will cause you problems. You have to face up to it without fear

2018 10 13 Retrieve

[Jorge Sampaoli when asked whether Lionel Messi can win the 2022 FIFA World Cup] Of course yes, but this needs a process, for everything that has happened up to now and you don’t break the process; you correct it. For the next World Cup or Copa America you need organisation, unlimited confidence and knowing that everything requires a process. If you don’t win the Copa America, you have to keep the process, not break it. Enough of this madness that if you do not ‘win’, ‘you’ are a loser. It’s not like that: if you believe, you can win even later. But you have to believe