José Daniel Valencia played 41 games with the Argentina national team and participated in the 1978 and 1982 World Cups.
It was part of the group that in 1978 lifted the first World Cup for Argentina. After seeing the Qatar 2022 draw and seeing on television in the living room of his house the place where the Argentine champions had that party, Jose Daniel Valencia he meditated and wrote an open letter in which he mixed the discharge with pain.
“I have seen with great regret, over the years, an abuse that has gone from painful to incomprehensible to us, but in some way we have dealt with it ourselves and with the pride of the group that he first gave to him a world title … in Argentina something that – over the years has shown – is not easy “is the preamble written by palaka yan He was part of the team that won the World Cup in 1978 and also played in the next World Cup, in Spain in 1982.
“We see that any character they invite to Legends games, but we don’t even call. Or maybe they think we’re too big so we don’t have cellphones. Yes, we should.”ironed out the paragraph in which he points out, without being named, the business organizers with the greatest exposure and return to the economy at every World Cup.
Through a letter published on his official Instagram account, the former emblematic player of Talleres de Córdoba who started his career at Gimnasia y Esgrima Jujuy and, among other teams, played at Rosario Central, detailed effort involved in passing from the dream of becoming a footballer, to define it.
El Rana Valencia, wearing a Talleres de Córdoba shirt. Photo: Manoamanocba.
“Million of millions of boys only dream of being footballers. It doesn’t matter if they play in the category furthest from the elite or if they play in the first category, they just want to live from this. Of these millions of millions, there is a small group that can stand out and be part of the lower divisions of any club. Since not everyone attends, you have to be conditioned “wrote.
Valencia and Maradona in Selection.
Without naming them, he inspired Rubén Galván, René Houseman, Leopoldo Jacinto Luque, José Luis Brown, José Luis Cuciuffo and Diego Armando Maradona, world champions who are no more.
“Now we listen with great pleasure to the people, players and managers who differentiate themselves from other teams because we are: WE ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS. Our shirt, and that is thanks to 43 who men. Sadly 6 of them are no longer with us, and they leave without the recognition they deserve and in situations they don’t deserve. “lament.
Far from being confused about claiming new generations of soccer players, Valencia has expressed its best wishes for those who should play in the next World Cup. “For our part, we will continue to wear with pride the title we have worked so hard to achieve. We wholeheartedly request that the number of 43 be further expanded to 66 by the end of this year”he hopes.
the whole letter
I have seen with great regret, over the years, an abuse that has ranged from painful to incomprehensible to us, but somehow we faced it with our own pride and the group of being the first to give the world title in Argentina something that, over the years has shown, is not easy.
Throughout history, among the various categories that make up our beloved sport, millions of players will pass, all fighting for the same dream. Let’s reflect together: millions of kids who only dream of being footballers. It doesn’t matter if they play in the farthest category from the elite or if they play in the first category, they just want to live from it. Of these millions, there is one small group that stands out and becomes part of the lower divisions of any club. Since not everyone attends, there must be a condition.
In this agreement there is something more merit, because of all the boys trying to get there, the number of players who have reached the First Division is almost “small” (relative to the number of people starting on the path). ).
However, we can’t fail to mention the word “small” in the quotes, because when you go to the records, you will be amazed at the number of professional players that exist. Then, perhaps, you will begin to measure how difficult it is to reach the First Division.
But, suppose that in all of this, and in certain conditions, you were able to reach the First Division of your club. You left millions upon millions of people wholeheartedly wanting to be in the same place where you are, but they can’t. You’re just there.
Now, many people tend to settle for this, that’s all. It is so important to use the word that it implies something else, most people often say “come” but … Where are we now? Did we enjoy just joining First as a club? The answer is very clear: NO.
You double your efforts, and you are able to stand out and be the best on your team. But the truth is there are many teams, so you realize this is not enough. You have to try to be one of the best in your country.
Then, with sweat on your forehead and back, at work you never expected, one day you got the long -awaited call: I was called to the National Team. Is the road over? No, because there is a competition that mixes the best players from each country against each other. And there, when years of work pass through your mind, when you have a country behind you shouting your goals as their own, you realize that you’re closer but it’s tastier to put strawberries in dessert.
Now, in all this story: can you imagine winning the world tournament? Sounds hard huh? And in fact, to the point that of the millions of players in our history, only 43 have earned a small medal saying you did it, that you are a world champion.
Now the situation is different, the player who reaches a world championship has a completely different reality from us. Multi-million dollar value, marketing and networks have made — it seems — to be world champion in the modern era more important than making it in 1978 or 1986. We see that any character is invited to “Legends” battles, but they don’t call us either Or maybe they think we’re big so we don’t have cellphones. Yes, that should be.
Today we are listening with great joy to people, players and managers to differentiate themselves from other teams because we are: “WE ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS”. Welcome, we work hard to achieve this. Now, we have 2 stars on top of our shield that are stunning on our jersey, and that’s thanks to 43 men. Sadly, 6 of them are no longer with us, and they leave without the recognition they deserve and in situations they don’t deserve.
For our part, we will continue to be proud of the title we have worked so hard to achieve. We sincerely wish that the number of 43 would be further extended to 66 by the end of this year.
To those who have read this, I greet you with all my love.