World Cup 2010: Portugal Boss Carlos Queiroz Envies Argentina's Selection Problems

The Portuguese tactician would like to have more talent to choose from...
Portugal national coach Carlos Queiroz has stated that he wishes he could have the selection problems of Argentina boss Diego Armando Maradona.

Maradona has come under fire after leaving out players like Javier Zanetti and Esteban Cambiasso from his World Cup squad, and Queiroz has confessed that he envies the former Napoli player's headache.

"I do not have that problem, but I would like to," Queiroz said in a press conference. "Having 38 footballers to pick 23 from is not easy.

"When some big players are not on the team - and I do not want to say which, because that is a problem for the coach - that, too, is good.

"There is always controversy, but it helps us, coaches, sleep better."

Meanwhile, Queiroz admitted that defender Pepe, who has been out for six months though injury, will be given some playing time this afternoon, as Portugal face Mozambique in a pre-World Cup friendly.

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