'Out of shape' Asprilla axed by Bilardo

March 13, 2004
BUENOS AIRES, March 13 (Reuters) - Estudiantes coach Carlos Bilardo has dropped striker Faustino Asprilla because the maverick Colombian is out of shape.

'He needs a little more preparation,' said Bilardo, who has substituted Asprilla in his last two matches. 'It's not good that he doesn´t finish matches.

'I'm not happy with the way things are,' added Argentina's victorious 1986 World Cup coach. 'He's a special, different player and once he´s in form, he will perform better.'
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