“History demands much more from you”: the message of Martín Demichelis after River Plate’s victory against Tigre


Martin Demichelis left “very satisfied” Jose Dellagiovanna Stadium and it is not for less because his River Plate controlled much of the match Tigre to take a solid 1-0 away win. The coach spoke at a press conference about the value of this victory outside the Monumentalthe points to improve, the return of Leandro Gonzalez Pirez to ownership and the possible returns of two very important footballers, such as paulo diaz y Nicholas De La Cruz.

“We neutralized a great rival on their court. It is one of the best teams in the championship along with Argentinos and Racing because it has a lot of play, variations and two of the best forwards in Argentine soccer, such as retegui y collision“, start Micho in conversation with journalists. And he highlighted what was done by his leadership: “We had a very good first half. The last touch was missing, as I told the boys at halftime. There is little to change; much to repeat. A center was missing, a dribble, a pass, a control… Then the game opened with a stopped ball. The victory was well deserved”.

On the other hand, he highlighted the excellent work of Frank Armani after three crucial saves to sustain the tie and, later, the final victory: “Defensive solidity was achieved. They played a very good game in that facet and he had decisive and fundamental saves”.

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The technical director with a past in the Bayern Munich marked that they surpassed the Matador in the middle of the court with Milton Casco as companion of Enzo Perez in midfield: “Milton did very well. With Nacho (Fernández) and Esequiel (Barco) in three quarters of the field, we forced (Alexis) Castro and (Lucas) Menossi to go back. That allowed us to become dominant with Enzo and Milton. I was very happy because it was what we were looking for. When things go out, the boys gain more confidence”.

*The reflection of Martín Demichelis after the triumph of River Plate

After six years without winning at this stadium (two games were played in that period), he pondered the score and highlighted the things to correct for the upcoming matches: “Victory is of great importance because of the hierarchy of the rival and because of the field because it had been many years since River had won here. I know that we still need more offensive volume, more arrivals, more creativity”. In this sense, he compared the duel with what happened six days ago against Argentinos, where there was a “strategic” match between the two. “I know that much more needs to be done, it is clear. It’s River. History demands much more from you, but today is important for the group”he warned.

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After being happy for the victory goal scored by Gonzalez Pirezwho returned to the formation for Jonathan MaidanaClarified that ions would return to the team for this Wednesday’s match against Banfield for the semifinal of the Champions Trophy 2020. Precisely, with his sights set on that crossing, he referred to the physical condition of the other soccer players who continue in the infirmary. The returns of Díaz y From the cross They are “much closer”, but he avoided anticipating if they will be available in the next few days.

“They trained all week very well without completing practices. Tomorrow we have a soccer practice with the boys from the Reserve who are not going to play and, after that, We will draw conclusions by talking with them to see how they feel and with the medical staff to see how they feel after training. Based on that, we will make decisions. They are close to returning and increasing the competitiveness of the group, ”he recounted. Finally, he pointed out in this situation, waiting to start competing in the Copa Libertadores: “We are recovering important soldiers because if we are all well we will have a great squad to fight in all the tournaments”.

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