While Boca Juniors continue with training for the crossing of the knockout stages of the Copa Libertadores, which will have him facing neither more nor less than the Athletic Mineiro, the best team in the group stage, the Football Council finalizes the signings in a difficult market for most teams due to the coronavirus pandemic that hit club coffers hard.
So far, they are four new faces. Marcelo weigandt, who returned from his loan at Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, Norberto Briasco (Hurricane), Esteban Rolón (Hurricane) Y Nicolas Orsini (Lanús). On the radar Luis Advíncula is about to fall, Peruvian right back who works for Rayo Vallecano in Spain, and the most important position, the center forward, who is not at all leveled. Roger Martinez (America of Mexico) and Franco Di Santo (San Lorenzo), the targeted ones.
In this context, a world figure expressed his desire to play in Boca, although not in this tournament, but from the end of the year when his contract is fulfilled. Its about Brazilian Filipe Luis, the defender of Flamengo winner of the remembered Copa Libertadores against River in 2019. “It would be an honor”, recognized the 36 year old side, who did not rule out playing for Xeneize when his relationship with Fla ended in December 2021, where he also won the Recopa Sudamericana against Independiente del Valle and won six local titles.
“Representing the Boca shirt is for few. Not many Brazilian players were lucky. It would be an honor for me. I have a contract until the end of the year and I want to play as much as possible “, recognized the Brazilian, former footballer of Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea, winner of innumerable titles among which the Premier League, the Europa League and the Spanish League stand out, as well as the Champions League runner-up. Meanwhile, with Brazil it comes from obtaining the Copa América in 2019.
In dialogue with the Spanish newspaper AS, Filipe Luis added: “I have many friends, of course it would be an honor for me. But it’s not up to me anymore, we’ll see what happens. My contract ends at the end of the year and I want to play as much as possible. I take care of myself and I will try to extend my career to the maximum ”.
“I love South American football, the challenge that it generates for you as a footballer brings out the best in you, the maximum performance. Here if you lose, people will let you know that they are angry, they know how you played, everyone lives football intensely. Even in a big team in Europe it doesn’t even compare with Boca, River, Flamengo, Corinthians ”, he explained.
Filipe Luis also recalled that historic Copa Libertadores final won against River in Peru in 2019, with two goals from Gabigol in the last three minutes of the game. “It was a very difficult game, very tough. Horrifying field conditions to play in, but it turned out well in the end. We were lucky enough not to see the scoreboard with the game time, I didn’t know there were two minutes left, I thought there were twenty minutes to go. It was being a very difficult game, especially for me, I had a bad game. When Gabi tied the game I knew we were going to win ”.
“I felt that River had defended the result throughout the game and was no longer going to have the strength to attack. I had already experienced this in a different way in the Champions League and I felt when we tied that we were going to win ”, concluded Filipe Luis, who also played for teams like Figueirense, Real Madrid, Ajax, Rentistas and Deportivo La Coruña.