The president of Liga de Quito, rival of the millionaire team in the group stage, believes that the non-return of the local tournament in Argentina will weigh the club on the cross band in the international contest.
League of Quito he was the first rival he faced River Plate in the Copa Libertadores 2020 and with which he lost 3-0 at the White House, although with the mitigation that Marcelo Gallardo used a totally alternate team. And facing the resumption of the international competition, in Ecuador they understand that the Millionaire team is at a disadvantage for not having started training and not even having a defined date to do so.
In dialogue with Milenium Sports, the president of the Ecuadorian team, Esteban Paz, indicated that the weight of being so long still will affect them. “River has a lot of quality in its players, a different way of doing things. I don’t think it’s difficult for them to get ready, but it will certainly weigh them down if they don’t start their tournament as soon as possible. ”
Regarding the expectation generated by the resumption of competition, the leader stated that it is a very great illusion. “We must continue with the measures so that everything evolves in the correct way. But, yes, it is a joy that everything is reactivated like this ”.
Finally, Paz explained that in his country they will return to activity from the 29th of this month without an audience on stage. “When playing in empty stadiums we will have to analyze our reconstruction of income because the ship can sink.”
Liga will face River again on the last date of Group D, scheduled for the week of October 22, at the Monumental stadium.
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