It’s easy to forget, but managers and coaches are just as emotionally invested in a game as players.
Take for example Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella during Saturday’s crucial World Cup semifinal against Belgium.
Hoping to surpass the quarterfinal round for the first time in 24 years, Argentina were already up 1-0 after forward Gonzalo Higuain’s goal in the eighth minute, but they’d been searching for a second goal to all but wrap up the match and cancel any chance of a comeback from Belgium.
Well Higuain struck an excellent ball in the 55th minute, but it clanked off the crossbar.
Sabella responded accordingly and acted as if he was about to faint. But the acting nearly got the best of him as Sabella almost fell and smacked his head on the ground or the Argentina bench.
Sabella recovered nicely though.