There is one day left for the Chilean team’s match against Bolivia, for the eighth date of the Qualifiers, and as usual, the Red coach, Martín Lasarte, spoke at a press conference prior to the match.
In the opportunity, The Uruguayan DT referred to the situation of Arturo Vidal, who this Monday ends his quarantine after his controversial positive for coronavirus. But the Uruguayan assured that, for the moment, the Inter midfielder does not reach the duel against the Bolivians.
“We are talking about a health issue and that must be referenced, for a regulatory issue it would not be in conditions, at least that we understand until today. I do not know if there will be any change and at least until today that is the situation, “acknowledged the strategist.
Later, he referred to the issue of the Copa América, where he reiterated his desire to have a mixed team: “Conmebol told all of us that we can have a list of 60 for the Copa América, we have already increased it, therefore we can increase the players that will go from 23 to 28. I think those 5 will be from the local environment and young players. We will mix the most experienced with the novices, taking into account that the matches are every three days we can change, to give opportunities to veterans and younger people “.
In addition, he commented on the doubts about the holding of the continental tournament in Brazil: “Unfortunately there comes a point where one must choose, the Qualifiers take 100% of the energy, everything, there is very little time for other things. We have tried to see guidelines, when to go, where, when we are going to play, we are not very clear about things. There are many doubtful situations, questions that would demand plans in the middle of these Qualifiers and we have put it aside when this happens“.
Regarding the query about the possibility of Chile not appearing, Lasarte said: “I have no element, nothing, about that. I know the players have talked to each other, but I have nothing to say about what might happen. “
Finally, regarding Bolivia, he said: “We have to be clear that it will be a difficult match, that it will not be that we are going to shoot four centers and that the match will be resolved, it is a team that knows what it wants, it has the scorer of the Qualifiers, it has arguments. It is a difficult team and it is going to demand 100% of each one of us. “