José Vítor dos Santos Peseiro is one of the men who knows Carlos Queiroz, coach of the Colombia National Team, the most. The Portuguese coach, who signed 5 months ago with Venezuela, was an assistant to his compatriot between 2003 and 2004 at Real Madrid, a team with which they won a Spanish Super Cup and were runners-up in the Copa del Rey.
Peseiro, 60 years old, will have his first experience in South American football. He previously directed in Portugal, Greece, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Romania and Egypt. Her goal is to qualify Venezuela for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
“It is a challenge that is not easy, I was almost to sign with Ghana two months before. It is a dream to be in a World Cup, Venezuela has invited me and we want to make football a little bit more offensive, “Peseiro said in an interview with the program De Fútbol Se Habla Así on Directv Sports.
Eager to face Colombia
Venezuela was going to face Colombia on the first date of the South American Qualifiers in March, but those first two days were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That game is not known when it will be played and the competition would start in September with dates 3 and 4, in which Vinotinto will play against Brazil and Chile, while Colombia will face Uruguay and Ecuador. This is in the absence of official confirmation from Conmebol.
In the interview for the sports channel, the Portuguese praised Colombia and its three attack referents: Falcao García, Duván Zapata and James Rodríguez. He hopes to see himself face to face with them and with his friend Queiroz.
Radamel Falcao García and Duván Zapata: “Falcao has been a crack, what he has done in Portugal, in Spain and then in Monaco, is crack. Zapata is a more mobile player, he is more powerful, he has more blood, but the two complement each other very well” .
James Rodríguez, a special ’10’: “If James is not going to play it would be good (laughs). He is a crack too, he sees things that the others do not see. Colombia has a very strong team.”