Boca Juniors live special moments. After being Diego Armando Maradona Cup champion at the beginning of 2021, and after achieving the Super League in March 2020, after snatching the title from River on the last date, tranquility should have reached the xeneize world.
But in 2021, after the consecration in the final against Banfield of the domestic tournament, the internal ones exploded.
First some players like Eduardo Salvio and Mauro Zárate publicly expressed their desire to emigrate. Or at least they questioned continuity. Later, Carlos Tevez expressed his distant relationship with the Soccer Council.
Meanwhile the rumors about the nonconformity of Juan Román Riquelme and the Council with Miguel Ángel RussoDue to the poor performance of the team, especially in the semi-final back against Santos, they became stronger.
Finally, the leak of an audio of Patron Bermúdez speaking badly of Tevez After a photo that the Apache took with former President Daniel Angelici, he filled the glass.
Players and Council, with the DT in the middle, were exposed and with the feeling that something broke between those relationships.
In football, Boca has a great squad to face what lies ahead: competition in the local tournament on the one hand and on the international level, the long-awaited Libertadores.
And it seems that he will maintain the base of the champion and that few players will leave in a context where bringing reinforcements is not easy and selling, either.
The kids that joined the Maradona Cup (Varela, Zeballos, Capaldo’s confirmation) are a leap in quality if they are used.
As for the reinforcements, Marcos Rojo was undoubtedly the great news of this transfer market. The defender came from Manchester United and can be a key player in the background, adding hierarchy to the defense.
However, beyond the performance within the field of play and the squad, the main problem that Boca will have to solve are the internal issues between the players and the Soccer Council.
Boca’s enemy today is Boca himself.
– SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) February 4, 2021