Marcelo Gallardo assured that a press conference this Thursday that he is not “carried away by the nonsense” that is said about VAR because he considers that they seek to “destabilize” River prior to the CONMEBOL Libertadores quarter-final rematch against Nacional, in Montevideo.
The phrases of the conference of the millionaire DT:
“I will define the team between today and tomorrow (Thursday).”
“We have two goals ahead, the rival has to go looking for it.”
“We have to be a very intelligent team, with a lot of energy to know how to play the game that can be presented, with Nacional.”
On how he imagines the game, he sees Nacional “throwing long balls towards Bergessio, if so, we will have to be prepared for that second ball.”
“If it does not attack us, we will have to go out to find those spaces.”
“We will try to close a series that, a priori, has us with two goals ahead, but it will not be easy: we have to be prepared for everything.”
“As coaches I cannot work alone in the search for 11 footballers, sometimes the returns make them hold or not.”
“It also counts the moment of the footballers, the team, the rivals, there one tries to analyze and put the best possible team for each game. It is very dynamic.
Regarding the controversies around the VAR and those who say that it favors River, Gallardo was blunt: “I am not carried away by such nonsense, but we cannot give importance to everything external. And a lot of that they want to harm us and this does not come from now If not for a long time. They want to destabilize us, everything else is not within my orbit. “
Regarding the supposed interest in Gabriel Neves, from Nacional, the DT stated: “It is not appropriate to talk about a footballer that we are going to face, it seems to me in bad taste. On my part, there was nothing. It is related because someone always talks, but it does not seem good to me, it does not correspond “.
River’s team for Thursday would be: Franco Armani, Gonzalo Montiel, Robert Rojas, Paulo Díaz, Fabricio Angileri; Leonardo Ponzio, Bruno Zuculini and Santiago Sosa, Nicolás de la Cruz; Matías Suárez, Rafael Santos Borré and Jorge Carrascal. Coach: Marcelo Gallardo.
River will visit Nacional on Thursday from 9:30 p.m., with transmission of ESPN.