Reappeared. After having suffered a picture of pneumonia that had him mistreat and that prevented him from leading the team in the match against Unión (1-0), Julio César Falcioni returned to work at the Villa Domínico property. And he greeted Santino, the boy who went viral for the image in which he was seen crying excitedly in the Independiente rostrum. The coach had asked to meet him and had the opportunity to do so.
Beyond the fact that Red has come from beating Tatengue, the Emperor is not satisfied with the way the team has been working. “I agree that in the last games we played bad and ugly. There are many pressure factors that sometimes influence performance. In a squad there are several players, but sometimes there is a shortage in some positions”commented the technician in dialogue with radio Del Plata (AM 1030).
Since the arrival of Falcioni, Independiente had to sell players to get money and face financial commitments. The coach creand that there were two games that made a dent: “The departures of Jonatan Menéndez and Sebastián Palacios were important casualties”. The former went to Real Salt Lake in May in exchange for $ 1,250,000, while the latter went to Greece’s Panathinaikos, who paid the Avellaneda club a net $ 800,000.
When they left, Red lost two extremes that were important in the structure that Falcioni put together. And not precisely because of his scoring ability, since both provided few screams, but because of the fact that heBoth of them provided dynamics because they stung the space, they gave oxygen to the Red’s attack and they rotated positions so as not to give them references to the markers. They were, in short, two annoying footballers for the rival defenders.
Two changes against Newell’s
The coach will make two changes to visit Newell’s on Sunday. Lucas González will enter for Domingo Blanco, who must meet a suspension date for having been expelled against Union. What’s more, Alan Velasco, who met a date after reaching the fifth yellow, will replace the youth Rodrigo Márquez.
La Joyita from the quarry has not shown her best version in recent games, but she is an important piece because she is the player with the most dribbles completed on the team and the coach trusts him. “He is a young player who is making his first steps, the jump from elementary school to university,” he said.
Falcioni believes that there was a factor that influenced the team’s downturn, which even before the match against Unión had five games without wins. “We are in the process of retrying, polishing and consolidating. There are many young people who will be the future of Independiente. We had very good games in this semester, but the arrival of the public, the pressure and the demand means that the performance is not the best “he commented. And he warned: “We are going to continue lifting.”