Former Argentine soccer player Juan Román Riquelme, vice president of Boca Juniors, said on Tuesday that the Buenos Aires club is putting together the “best possible team” that will allow it to fight for the title of the next edition of the Copa Libertadores.
Riquelme made these statements in a telematic talk organized by Villarreal with players who participated in the historic semifinal of the yellow team’s Champions League with Arsenal fifteen years ago and in which his compatriot Rodolfo Martín Arruabarrena, Uruguayan Diego, also participated. Forlán and the Spanish-Brazilian Marcos Senna, as well as Robert Pires, then in the ranks of the English team and who later played for Villarreal.
“I’m fine, in a new stage and I’m a bit entertained. I’ve gotten into Boca again and I’m happy about it. We are putting together the best possible team, with the idea of playing well, competing and being able to be close to winning the Copa Libertadores. It is a new thing for me, it is related to football and the truth is that it does me good, “he said during the talk.
Juan Román Riquelme, who played for Villarreal from 2003 to 2006, said it is “fun” to be vice president of his club because it allows you to be close to him. “In this position I’m having a good time, people love me and help me a lot. We are very excited to be able to do great things,” said the former Argentine international player, who also played for a season at Barcelona.
In addition, Riquelme assured that in his life there are two teams. “I am a Bostero, a Boca fan since I was little, the first thing and after what I lived in Villarreal, I am a Villarreal fan,” he concluded.
Villarreal and Arsenal meet again in a semifinal from next Thursday, this time in the Europa League, which will open in the fiefdom of the Spanish team.