The Guaraní coach already palpitates Thursday’s game against the Argentine team for Group B of CONMEBOL Libertadores and analyzed the difference in realities between his team, which competed in the Paraguayan Apertura for more than 45 days, and his rival, who He was barely able to train because of the pandemic.
At a press conference, the DT said: “I don’t like to talk about favoritism, the matches are eleven against eleven, as always.”
“If you say that we arrived better; yes, we arrived better because we started training a long time ago and we have games and we have a championship going on,” explained the Argentine coach.
“We came against a team that, like all Argentines, started training later and still haven’t started playing or friendly matches. So that’s always a small advantage. But then, as always, we don’t have to relax or think about it. because it can complicate the game, “Costas concluded in this regard.
The Paraguayan team arrives toned with two consecutive victories for the local championship, which is an encouragement for the strategist. “It’s good to always win. And playing well, the better,” he said.
“That influences because you are gaining confidence. You have to get used to winning and we, thank God, we are coming to Thursday in the best way,” added the Argentine.
However, the DT expressed his concern that his managers in the last matches were wasting many chances to score.
“We have to know that in Libertadores we cannot miss so many goals because you play against teams that do not forgive you that,” he said.
Another pending issue for the coach is the recovery of the Argentine, nationalized Paraguayan, Raúl Bobadilla, a former Argentinos Juniors player, who has a fibrillar injury in his right thigh.
Although he is counting on the attacker to be ready for the match against Tigre, the scoring ability of Fernando “Queso” Fernández, who scored against Sol de América on Saturday and has 7 goals for the local tournament and 2 in the Libertadores, is considered as alternative.
“We know that on that side we are calm. It leaves me calm that” Cheese “every time he plays, scores. It is important for us,” concluded Costas.