Two days before the classic against Racing in the Monumentalfor the fourth day of the League Cup, Marcelo Gallardo He spoke at a press conference and referred to several issues related to the current situation of River Plate. The landing of VAR in Argentine football, the possibility that Enzo Fernández will go to Real Madrid and the personal situation of several soccer players on his squad were the salient topics.
“It doesn’t seem right or logical to me that VAR reaches the middle of the tournament, I don’t know what the reasons are. If it arrives, let it arrive with the preparation that hopefully the referees can have for handling this incorporation into Argentine soccer.”he complained Doll about what he understood as the delayed inclusion of technology in national football. “Argentine football is already very difficult because of what it generates and how we Argentines are in general, but if it starts on Date 8, all I want is for them to be prepared to do it in the best possible way,” he added.
Already accustomed to living with this tool in the international arena, the River Plate coach also anticipated: “There will continue to be injustices with the VAR as well, because ultimately decisions are made by people. I would have liked it to arrive at the beginning of the tournament, if it had been preparing, not that you have to wait eight dates or it will be released after the classics. But this is normal in Argentine football.”. And he concluded: “It doesn’t matter if it’s delayed, but there has to be good preparation for it to be applied in the best way.”
On the other hand, Gallardo was asked about the rumors of Real Madrid’s interest in Enzo Fernández, and he replied: “Getting carried away by versions does not make sense. Less now, where the player is focused on his club, evolve as a footballer and grow. Putting this in now is useless. Perhaps he is one of our players who has potential that will clearly arouse interest. But now, at the start of the season here and the closing of the market abroad, what he has to worry about is playing and not getting carried away by versions”.
THE DISMISSAL OF AGUSTÍN PALAVECINO:
“He is with a flu picture like several of us suffered in the last week, it is something that is happening and this time it was his turn. He was feverish, he did not participate in training and he will not be part of the payroll for Sunday.”
“His recovery has been good. Although she started training normally, she is still far from ideal. That’s why he will be adding some games as friendlies that we are going to continue doing so that he feels safer and more loose. Training is not the same as playing a game, with that he is going to add rhythm to the game. He is in a stage of development, that he has played 80 minutes does not mean that he is ready to go to the bench. He still doesn’t”.