MENDOZA - Peru coach Sergio Markarian delivered an angry,
rambling diatribe against journalists, coaches and referees on
Tuesday following his side's 1-0 defeat by Chile at the Copa
He criticised journalists for labelling teams as either
attacking or defensive and appeared to take a swipe at the
coaches of the competition's top sides, although he did not name
He said his defender Giancarlo Carmona had not deserved to
be sent off against the Chileans and described the yellow card
shown to another of his players, Aldo Corzo, as "laughable".
"I'm fed up with labels, fed up with them," Markarian told a
post-match news conference. "The media, the journalists, the
coaches who put labels on everything, I'm tired of it.
"There are some coaches who are labelled as attacking,
others who are labelled as not, it's everywhere, in every
"It's very easy when they have the players and the pedigree
that they do to say 'I'm an attacking coach'. I'm tired of it.
Enough!" said the Uruguayan, visibly angry.
When asked to clarify who exactly he was talking about,
Peru have come under some criticism for playing too
defensively after scoring two goals in their three group matches
at the South American tournament.
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