Hernan Crespo analyzed in a press conference the triumph of Defense and Justice against Bahia, for the first leg of the CONMEBOL Sudamericana quarterfinals.
“I think we played a great game, very serious, very focused, with great courage. This is 180 minutes, the first 90 have passed ”, stated the DT del Halcón.
“Surely something special has been done tonight, but it is not closed, it is a Brazilian team and they are very dangerous,” he added, highlighting the danger of the rival.
Regarding the virtues of his managers, Crespo said: “We had a lot of discipline and order. We know we have dangerous forwards and that happened. On the Bahia side they have a team that plays very well, with very strong individuals. We knew how to attack him and be concrete forward ”.
“Some changes were due to fatigue and others due to tenure. We needed fresh legs to defend ourselves with the ball and that happened ”“ There are always things to improve, our second goal remains in our minds. It was a loss that we could have dealt with better. It is part of the learning process that we are doing ”, he added.
“We have to keep working. There’s a game coming up for the local tournament and we have to finish this at home. The remaining 90 minutes, “he said.
“It is painful not to have our people. But hey, we’ve been at this for four months and the ability to adapt leads you to make it work. Hopefully we can finish this for the people of Varela, who we know will be supporting, “he closed.