The coach of Paraguay, Eduardo Berizzo, spoke at a press conference and palpitated what will be the clash on Thursday against Bolivia in La Paz from 5:00 p.m. to 12 p.m. South American Qualifiers to Qatar 2022.
The Argentine coach is aware that the Albirroja comes from a poor performance against Chile, so he hopes to reverse the image. “We must show a show of change, of rebellion, against Chile it was not a good match, it was a very low match, and tomorrow (Thursday) we have a great opportunity, we are confident in our ability to imagine a great match and to be able to develop it in La Peace ”, he indicated.
“The decisive tie begins this Thursday against Bolivia, there is no room for another idea other than winning, we need to win,” added Berizzo.
Will Paraguay seek more firepower against Bolivia? “Against Chile we had 3 attackers and Almirón playing mid-point, and we did not kick the goal. The inclusion of offensive people has nothing to do with what happens afterwards,” said the DT. And about the formation he did not want to anticipate much: “Marcos Cáceres has suffered an acute lumbago that prevents him from being part of the game against Bolivia. Everything else is available and we will choose the 11 starters well.”
Playing in La Paz is an extra problem for most teams and the strategist knows them: “At altitude we need control, a dynamic environment with a lot of mobility, to go from defense to attack very fast, light and agile people. We will try to gain possession tomorrow.”
The DT, despite the fact that the team is outside the World Cup qualifying zone, defended his process and showed himself with confidence. “The processes do not change overnight, we must continue to believe, we must fill ourselves with optimism.”
When asked if they would be eliminated with a defeat, the coach was conclusive: “No, we are not out (if Paraguay loses tomorrow). We will continue fighting to get into the classification. Neither if we win are we in. We have to continue,” he said.
La Albirroja is in sixth position in the qualifying table with 12 points, three less than the fifth, Colombia, which has 15.