Exequiel Palacios’ injury continues to generate controversy and his coach at Bayer Leverkusen, Peter Bosz, criticized Ángel Romero for his action on the play in the match between the Argentine National Team and Paraguay, in the CONMEBOL Qualifiers.
“When he was going to hit Palacios he still had two meters left to put his knees elsewhere. I played football too long to know if someone wants to hurt another, and it is done that way,” said the Dutchman, in statements to the German sports magazine Kicker.
“I played for a long time to realize that it was not a normal foul. Both knees are bent, he can no longer reach the ball,” added the Argentine coach.
In addition, he related how he found out about the ex-River’s injury: “The team doctor, Karl-Heinrich Dittmar called me at 7.30, I thought we had our first case of Covid-19, because he did not call early to ask me how I am. that there was something serious, but I did not expect it “.
“To be honest, I always played hard, but there is a big difference between being tough and a foul like this. You know that if you go on someone with both knees, they are going to get seriously hurt,” Bosz said.
Palacios will be out of the court for at least two months due to a severe injury in the lower back, from the blow of the San Lorenzo soccer player in the match between Argentina and Paraguay.