Michelangelo Russo analyzed in a press conference the defeat of Boca Juniors before Racing Club by 1-0, for the quarterfinals of the CONMEBOL Libertadores.
Coach Xeneize stressed the parity of the match and did not notice the controversial refereeing.
“It was a tight match, even. We had situations ourselves and they looked for the goal in another way. They found a goal and defended it well. That’s how the game was, ”the DT began.
On the first query about Esteban Ostojich’s performance, Russo avoided the topic: “You have to watch the plays again. Boca in the first half beat the rival and could have finished up ”.
Given the low level of Eduardo Salvio, the coach does not worry: “These are days that a player can only have. I trust Toto ”.
“It was an even game. Boca had chances, especially in the last 20 minutes of the first half. Racing plays this way. We did our thing. There were several moments that we unfolded them, but the Cup matches between Argentine teams are like this: fought, fought, stuck and neither takes much advantage of the other, ”he added, highlighting the parity and difficulty of this type of duel.
“Cup matches at these levels are like that. Whoever scores a goal defends it, takes care of it in all ways ”, he expressed.
Faced with the lack of a goal in the last games, Russo clarified: “It’s always good for the forwards to convert, but I’m not worried. They are two 90-minute games ”.
Once again consulted by the referee, the DT ruled: “I can’t stop at that. He would have to see the play calmer again, they are referee decisions. I look at mine and nothing else. “