Marcelo gallardo It left with a bittersweet taste of the Monumental. Is that, although River inexorably marches towards the local title, the only parchment that DT could not get so far, Felipe Peña’s injury clouded the great performance that the team showed in the win against Patronato.
River came onto the court with a smaller advantage than the one it had before the start of the date due to the great triumph of Talleres that beat Godoy Cruz in Mendoza. For this reason, the Doll stressed the importance of the triumph. “Important, knowing that the result of Talleres had put it there at four points and we needed to confirm with our people. It was that good work of the team, not only to keep the three points and not give Talleres a chance and those who came behind.”
Of course, for Gallardo the joy was not complete. “The saddest thing was Felipe’s injury. A huge sadness, a very professional boy. I had been making merits. It is not easy to overcome situations like that, at the minute of the game. We were able to open the scoring and, faced with a proposal from the Board with great concentration not to give us spaces not to enter, opening the game quickly gave us peace of mind after having suffered the loss. Happy with the victory and the result, sad about this situation. It will not allow him to end the year with us. And it will take him to a process of patience and time, “the Doll lamented.
The DT highlighted the obstacles that the team had to overcome on its way to the title: “I don’t stop to think, we had many difficulties. Having gone through these difficulties led us to become strong in preparation, in redoubling our efforts. When things come so, you have to put your heart on it and go forward. It was one of the most difficult tests in recent years. When you don’t have a full squad, it’s a difficulty. We got good results. It gave us confidence. The team found each other. Players were assuming responsibilities naturally, that complement each other well to work as it had to work. We found it in the last five, six games. We were able to make the difference we made with a single competition. We drop players all the time and it weighs “.
And, although he does not like to make proper names, Gallardo spoke of Julián Alvarez, the jewel of River who scored four goals: “It is difficult to determine what is the moment of the click, but it seems to me that processes are called processes. You have to go through situations when you are young. He is an example for the other young boys. We never accelerate the moments. His reality is being very good and he is still overcoming. “