Francisco, Elche coach: "I see Benedetto excited and I have no idea if he has offers"

Elche coach Francisco Rodríguez said on Wednesday that he sees Argentine Darío ‘Pipa’ Benedetto “well and excited” for helping the team and added that he is not aware of the possible offers that the forward may have received to leave the club.

Several Argentine media have pointed out in recent days that there are many options for the forward, on loan from Marseille and represented by Christian Bragarnik, owner of Elche, to sign for Boca Juniors.

“Today he started training after a long time. There was damage in the game against Valencia and since then we had not had it again ”, commented the coach about the player, who could not join the team until this week after being positive in the covid tests.

“I see him well and excited. I have no idea that I may have an offer from Argentina or anywhere and the club has not told me either, so tomorrow (Thursday) I will have the option to play minutes and hopefully I can help make a good game “, explained the Andalusian coach.

Francisco also expressed his opinion on the possibility of reinforcing the Elche team in the winter market and said that both property, sports management and coaching staff go in this sense “along the same lines.”

However, the coach clarified that he is “super proud” of the effort of all his players “to be better every day.”

“If someone has to come to improve. No one is going to come to change cards. I need those who come to know where they are coming from, what is coming and to be convinced to do so, “argued the coach, who predicted a long market for Elche” because for us it is more difficult (to sign) than for other teams. “