Carlos Izquierdoz, captain of Boca Juniors, admitted that to get “fully into the fight for the championship”, they must beat River Plate. But in addition, he pointed out that Sebastián Villa “will have to regain the trust of all.”
The defender spoke in a conference in the preview of the Superclásico about how his team arrives, the rival and also the situation of the Colombian winger and his absence in the Olympic Games.
Here his phrases:
THE PREVIEW OF THE SUPERCLASSIC
“Happy for the team’s present. Classic week, people are excited.”
“Most of the boys have already gone through the classics in inferiors, they know that it is a special week, they are advised as much as possible.”
“Between all of us we are talking with the youth. What is transmitted is tranquility, because that is the best way to face the week.”
“With Marcos Rojo I feel comfortable, he is a player of a great hierarchy, it is easy for me to play with him.”
“We are all working well in the defensive block: Rossi is in a barbarous moment, Licha (López) when it was his turn to enter he also did well.”
“In general, good things were seen from the team (with Sebastián Battaglia as DT), but we are aware that we have to continue working to generate more goal situations and minimize the rival’s chances.”
“Today everything is in sight, there is not much to hide, today everything is in sight. River is a team that plays well, we are on the right track, so I think it is going to have a nice game. “
“We have been lifting, we are aware that to get fully into the fight for the championship we have to win on River’s court “.
Regarding Nicolás Orsini’s return to goal: “We knew that at some point he was going to score the goal. He is safe, it is important in the attack front, nothing is saved, he works a lot for the team, in the meters end is very spicy “
FERNANDO RAPALLINI, THE REFEREE BEFORE RIVER
“We are going to play as we always do, we are not going to enter with prejudice. He is a referee who is prepared to direct a Superclásico. We have to help him to be able to carry the game calmly, in the best way. “
THE RETURN OF THE PUBLIC
“I hope people return to the field, that’s it, we are all excited. One thing that makes us happy is that, the return of the public. We had an ugly time during all this time.”
“Incredibly we get used to something that is absolutely normal, that the public returns, folklore is the most beautiful thing we have.”
HOW SEBASTIÁN VILLA EL PLANTEL SEES
“He made a decision (I don’t know his reasons) and the club made the position clear. We, as teammates, accept what he decided but not for that reason do we have to agree with him. If he comes back, he will have to prove and earn the everyone’s trust. “
YOUR ABSENCE FROM THE TOKYO 2020 GAMES
“I never clarified what happened with the issue of the Olympics. I spoke with Batista and he told me that there was a possibility, I spoke with the people of the club, but the moment was complicated because we had the eighth against Mineiro (from CONMEBOL Libertadores) and a Superclassic in between “.
“I was dying to go to the Olympics because I never played in Argentina, neither in the majors nor in the youth teams, it’s a dream I’ve had since I was a kid, the club bet on me, that’s why I had to stay “.
“Carlos Tevez had just left, if I was going to play the Olympics it would not be the best message from me to leave when Boca was playing the round of 16, tomorrow my teammates could reproach me.”
“I try to perform as well as possible for my team. I see the National Team and the centrals that play are first rate, they have just been champions of the Copa América, if it were Scaloni it would continue as it is “.
“I work to be in the National Team, if I do well, if not, I will encourage them from the outside. It is the greatest thing that can happen to a footballer. If at any moment I have to be called up, I would be happy again.”