After beating San Pablo 2-1, the coach of River Marcelo Gallardo highlighted the importance and growth of Julian Alvarez, the great figure of the match that meant the passage to the second round of CONMEBOL Libertadores.
In a prena conference, the Doll highlighted from the young forward that “he is a boy who has been working with us for a long time and we always had confidence for his soccer qualities and also for his ability to interpret the game ”.
On the other hand, he analyzed the victory over San Pablo and highlighted that “After 6 months of standing, playing against a team that came with a very important match dynamic, clearly is to recognize and to value the footballers who did exceptional things in these games “.
He also made reference to the great task of Nicolás De la Cruz, a fundamental participant in the first goal of the match by assisting Álvarez: “I always say that you have to know how to wait for footballers. De la Cruz has been playing well for a long time for the team beyond what he individually highlights ”.
When talking about Martinez Quarta and a possible sale, Gallardo was firm and stated that “is one of the best defenders of Argentine football, national team level, I consider that it is to take the leap when someone values what his quality of footballer really is. And so far no offer has arrived that values the quality of footballer that Martínez Quarta is ”.
Finally, he was asked if River will play friendlies during this stop for the start of the Qualifiers and his answer was affirmative: “We are going to play a friendly in these weeks that we have to try to continue looking for a way and involve players who do not they are having minutes ”.