River Plate comes from a year they are titles, something unusual in the Gallardo era. Boca took the local championship from him on the last date of the 2020 Super League, when it seemed he had it in his pocket.
And the Maradona Cup also got out of hand on the last date, when he could not beat a weak Independiente and lost the chance to be a finalist: Boca became champion again.
However, Boca lives moments of crisis and the Millionaire of a certain peace. Although he was eliminated in the semifinals of the Libertadores, like his greatest rival, the good image he provided in that last game against Palmeiras left the DT and the fans satisfied.
Gallardo, far from leaving after almost seven years at the head of the team, bet to continue managing all the strings of this River. The DT is undoubtedly the great reinforcement for what is coming.
The continuity of the Doll is very important. Gallardo will seek to return to normal after a 2020 pandemic that conspicuously left River without titles.
The great challenge will be the Copa Libertadores again, but in Núñez they do not see with bad eyes winning the local tournament, something that with the successful DT still did not achieve. The last championship won by those of Núñez was with Ramón Díaz in 2014.
Although Gallardo continues and that is great news, there are other developments to highlight: defender Gonzalo Montiel, one of the great figures of the team last year, will remain at the club; the winger was one of the most sought after players in this market.
Key pieces such as Armani, Enzo Pérez, Suárez and Santos Borr will also followé, although they already lament in the Millionaire for the possible departure of Nacho Fernández, undoubtedly one of the great figures of the Doll era.
The truth is that beyond the proper names, it is clear that in River the project and the game system are not negotiated.
The constant search for the front goal, the high pressure and the intensity, the hallmark of this Gallardo team, will try to be once again the trademark of the millionaires.
– SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) February 4, 2021