“La Bombonera embodies what is the essence of football”


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"La Bombonera embodies what is the essence of football"

Vicente del Bosque praised the Boca stadium and took the opportunity to commemorate the final he lost as Real Madrid coach to Xeneize for the Intercontinental Cup in 2000.

On more than one occasion, The Bonbonniere He received praise from different soccer figures. Now, it was not the exception, since Vicente dhe Forest dedicated big words for the stadium Mouth. In turn, the Spanish coach recalled the final between Xeneize and Real Madrid, the team he led, on the Cup Intercontinental the 2000.

“I played Boca for an Iberia Cup and I really liked the stadium because it embodies what is the essence of football. In that locker room it smells like football. Pure football,” said the world champion coach with Spain in 2010 against Líbero.

Speaking about the final played in Japan against the Boca team, he assured: “It was a hard blow for us. Although that event does not matter when you win it, at that moment it took on importance when we lost it. It was a great pain for the institution. “

Along the same lines, the DT analyzed: “We never underestimated Boca. They went 2-0 up from the start and we were unable to reverse the result despite the attempts we made. With an expert and difficult team, they were able to close the match” .

Finally, from that match in Yokohama, Del Bosque highlighted the work of Juan Román Riquelme. “He was a young and talented player. The one who touched the ball the most times. He held it long. He caused many fouls and destroyed the game. He was a vital man for them,” he closed.

Photo: RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP via Getty Images


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