The coach of La Tri appears before the media in the preview of the match against Venezuela.
The technical director of the Ecuadorian soccer team Gustavo Alfaro appeared this Saturday before the media and gave details of what the match against Venezuela will be for the fifth date of the tie for the Qatar-2022 World Cup. The Argentine coach said that after a year in command of the Tricolor, he already has a player base.
This comparison completes the pending issues of the March day that ended up being suspended due to the refusal of the European clubs to give up their players.
“The intention is for Ecuador to play with the same attitudes as a home or as a visitor. Our intention is to go to win every game. We arrived well, like all teams, with players touched, yellow. We are clear about what we are at stake and what Venezuela is at stake, ”Alfaro said at a virtual press conference.
The gaucho added that despite the casualties of the team that Leonardo González trains on an interim basis, “he has a lot of strength in the aerial game.” Likewise, he stressed that the worst mistake that could be made is “playing this game looking at the standings,” since Venezuela is a “very strong team that could easily have beaten Brazil.”
Alfaro downplayed the tactical system that he could implement against Vinotinto since “regardless of whether we play with a 3 or 4 line, we will always go out to win with all due respect to the rivals we face.”
Finally, the former Boca Juniors and Huracán de Argentina coach highlighted the “ambition” of the new tricolor generation, full of young footballers.
“They are boys who have a very great, very beautiful ambition, which goes hand in hand with that transfer of pride and a sense of belonging and dependence that the greatest players who are in the National Team transfer to them.”
“I had to find a National Team that had no report of anything that had happened. We got to work from the first call on trying to design a Selection profile and trying to have a team that is reliable. A year later I can say that, on average, I already have a base of a group “, he concluded.
Ecuador marches in the third box of the table with 16 points, below Brazil (1st) and Argentina (2nd).
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