Originally Posted by forestasuceava
Razvan proved in Belgrade that he's not a good coach.
Yeah, sure, the players also ****ed-up, no one doubts that, but Razvan has absolutely no tactical instructions it seems like. There are three to blame for this outrage: MUTU, CHIVU (who ****ed up on goals 2 and 3) and LUCESCU (Goian for Marica... really?)
How can you start with Radoi against a 2,02 player when you have Goian, and when the game starts opening up at 2-0 you put Goian in, who cannot defend that well against low balls, which the Serbians started using when they realized it's easier against Romania than against any other team in Europe.
Mutu should be out, I'm sorry to say it, for he's a good player, but to even compare him to Hagi is to do the universe a direct insult. Mutu, if you don't want to play against the Faroes, **** OFF! It's a shame, because you could've helped the team, but elected not do so. **** YOU, Mutu! You don't have the weight of 17 million Euros on your shoulder and what do you do? You party! **** you, we don't need your kind. And take your doppelganger from Iasi with you.
It wasn´t Goian for Marica. It was Bucur for Marica and Goian for Ghioane with Radoi going to midfield.
I think Lucescu has to stay for the moment. He was one of the few young romanian coaches with good results to choose from and he was a good choice. I won´t go back on my words there, he was clearly the best choice with Petrescu. But he took a team that realistically was out of the WC and it was really hard to motivate the team to play the remaining games. Normally it wouldn´t but romanian players only seem to do their best when they have a clear objective in front. Remember the pathetic game vs Bulgaria that would have got us in a totally different group for these qualifiers.
He made gross mistakes like his choice for the defence and his player selection with Surdu and the likes. But probably having little time to form a team he went for players he already knew. As i said before he is not leaving any stars out, he leaves out players like Costea, Sanmartean or Torje that are very talented but have their issues too.
Regarding the defence i can only imagine that he wanted a player with the personality of Radoi on the team. Radoi is after all a player of recognized quality who seems screwed up by his move to Arabia. On midfield he probably preferred The more talented Apostol and Ghioane.
I don´t think he is a bad coach, he is just messing up in a hard situation. I´m not trying to excuse him but i´m certain that the NT problems are far deeper than Lucescu´s mistakes. Now our players will need a lot of motivation and he should be able to provide that adding a better tactical approach and selection now that he´ll have more time to form the team for the next qualifiers. At the moment i don´t think many coaches could do much more. We have to recognize that our football is in a poor moment, our players are not doing anything abroad and the ones that play well are many times injured.
Regarding Mutu, it would be a mistake to drop him. I don´t know how much trouble he really creates in the team, but it´ll take years and maybe even decades to have an offensive player able to perform like him, and we would drop him while he can still do it. Brazil is full of conflictive players, divas and party animals and they do fine. But in our case the rest we have are miles ahead from his level.