Jorge Giordano He spoke at a press conference prior to the match against River for the CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup Quarterfinals. The coach of Nacional highlighted the complexity of the key that will begin to be played this Thursday at 9:30 p.m. at the Libertadores de América stadium of Independiente and that it will have its revenge on December 17 in the Great Central Park of Montevideo.
“River is a very complex rival, who has been achieving a lot of success throughout this period of work. A rival of great importance and a lot of category, we must prepare the game well, “said Giordano, who Asked about what issues the Argentine team concern him, he replied: “Many aspects, it is a very well worked team, with clear concepts of what it does, it worries everything.”
The tricolor coach said that not playing the first leg at the Monumental de Núñez and instead doing it at the Libertadores de América (Independiente stadium) will not modify the development of the match: “It seems to me that no, in the circumstances that we are to play without an audience not long ago, ”said the Floridian coach.
Regarding the possibility of presenting a scheme with five defenders, he stated: “The matches are stating the needs and in some moments they can appear, in others they do not, we have also played with other modifications in the middle of the field, especially positioning It is very much in relation to what the party requests ”.
Giordano, who said that he will try to match the intensity of River with the intensity that Nacional can capture, He responded to Marcelo Gallardo’s praise for the Uruguayan club: “Gallardo’s praise is for the institution that he knows perfectly, here he began his career as a coach, he speaks of Gallardo’s gift of people. It is important for Nacional that a coach of the Gallardo category has that recognition for the institution ”.
The coach, appointed interim technical director in mid-October, was asked if his continuity is at stake in this key and in the next classic against Peñarol for the Uruguayan Championship. Giordano replied that the one who plays a lot these days is not him, but National: “National is played that is above any personal situation, I don’t stop to think about things that do not depend on me, what we all want is that Nacional do well ”.