After 89 days, River’s coach speaks at the press conference prior to the match against San Pablo for CONMEBOL Libertadores.
After almost three months of pure secrecy in River, Marcelo Gallardo appears virtually at the press conference prior to the confrontation against San Pablo for the return of CONMEBOL Libertadores.
Here are his best phrases:
“It happened all this time because there was nothing to talk about without football for six months. It seemed to me that talking was too much. I try to do it when I feel like it and I need to communicate.”
“I work with a group of no more than 30 players, that is the group that is making up the CONMEBOL list. They gave us the possibility of adding 10 more places, but it seemed absurd. I don’t have 10 more players available and it wasn’t going to generate a false illusion to the youth “.
“So far we have done things quite well, we have been very neat and we had very few infections, but we are not exempt from what could happen to us. I am not going to expose boys who are not in a position to integrate an international list.”
“San Pablo is not to blame for having so many games and training sessions more than we do. We have to try to cope with it, that’s what we have to do. That is why we had intentions to start previous training sessions, because the players cannot be stopped for so long, that is the most difficult thing for a footballer “.
“The team will finish defining it tomorrow. It will not vary too much in what they are talking about. I can play with a line of three, but there is also the possibility of playing with a line of four and add one more striker in attack.”