Marcelo gallardo analyzed the important victory of River Plate against Godoy Cruz for the Professional League Cup.
El Muñeco spoke with the press after his team’s 1-0 against Tomba in Mendoza and highlighted the performance of his team, in a game that was complex due to the large number of absences between selected teams and injured.
“I am happy with the result and, mainly, with the effort made by the players. These games are usually uncomfortable, but we played them with the necessary presence and we sustained them. It is good to go away with a victory from a very tough match,” said Gallardo .
“The kids have been accompanying in a good way, they have to continue training with a lot of enthusiasm, I like that they can grow and continue learning,” he added in reference to the youth, including Federico Girotti, author of the triumph.
“It was a physical match, of intensity, many cuts, those matches make us uncomfortable and tend to take us off the axis. Because of what has been done, the victory is possibly fair, although Godoy Cruz had his opportunities,” added the Millionaire coach.
In addition, he highlighted the performance of goalkeeper Enrique Bologna, who saved the penalty that was worth the victory: “The Bologna penalty gave us victory. I don’t know if it was the best of the three games, because of the team’s rotation it is where we were most present It is what we had talked about in the week, to be there. Argentine football is very difficult, the players tend to mark a presence with a combative spirit, and that is usually paired. “
“There is a lot of enthusiasm, we were very present at the beginning of the Copa Libertadores and the truth is that it was very good what we did after so much stop. And even a little decrease is normal in terms of the games that were presented to us, the Always untidy that does not have to take us out. There are many things around that sometimes make you go off the axis and sometimes generate discomfort “, closed the Doll.
River achieved its second win in a row and settled into group 3 of the Professional League Cup with 6 points in second place.
This Friday he will visit Banfield looking for the first place in the area and reach the best possible match for CONMEBOL Libertadores against Athletico Paranaense.