The technician of Boca Juniors, Miguel Ángel Russo, was critical of the decision of the Professional Football League not to postpone the match against San Lorenzo: “The feeling is not good“.
“I understood about Saturday, not about Tuesday“, said the DT exclusively with FOOTBALL 360 in relation to the meeting that Xeneize had to play with youth against Banfield. Given the refusal to postpone the scheduled duel against the Cyclone due to the derivations generated by the controversial elimination in CONMEBOL Libertadores against Atlético Mineiro in Brazil, Russo considered: “I think Boca deserved a little modification“.
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“The feeling is not good because being isolated made it very difficult for us. Luckily the boys responded and we were hoping that the match against San Lorenzo would be postponed to Wednesday or Thursday. It was the most sensible and logical thing to do.”
“We made a great effort. We have been focused for a long time, with all the difficulties that this entails, and now we have to settle back.”
“I understood about Saturday, not about Tuesday. It didn’t cost anything to postpone it, it was one more day.”
“Boca was very harmed in a rare way.”
“We have to defend Boca in the best way. We are injured because we have been unfairly eliminated from the Copa Libertadores. We will have to overcome, as we always overcome everything.”
“We wanted to play on Wednesday or Thursday. We comply with what the Minister of Health told us, we are within the normal deadlines, we do not protest. I think Boca deserved a small modification. We did not ask for something out of place.”
“Boca has to continue. Hopefully Seba (Battaglia) and the boys respond in the same way they did against Banfield.”
“It is a team effort. Many of the boys have been training with us. We value them very much that they played with the Reserve on Friday and then with the Primera on Saturday. Living together in Ezeiza is very important because of the relationship with everyone.”