River Plate visited Cristal Sporting with an obligation to finish on the same points as Fortest in Group D and increase their chances in the Copa Libertadores, but they tied 1-1 and remain at the bottom of the table. After the tie, Martin Demichelis tried to keep calm, insisting that he depended on him.
The coach spoke in an interview after the match at the National Stadium of Peru, in which a mistake by Franco Armani at the start led to a goal scored by Yoshimar Yotún and Renato Solís had a penalty saved by Miguel Borja that could have changed the process. for Millionaire, who equaled later by Roderic Aleandro.
But he still hasn’t gone away with two games. “He made us win everything. We will fight at home for qualifying”, he admitted. Today the table shows them in the race with four units, like Brewer, but with a worse goal difference, and far from Fluminense (9) and behind Fortissimo (6).
In this sense, he noted that his mistake was the goal dearest to him: “We generated several goal situations and because of our unfortunate story they marked us. We were looking for the game all the time and we couldn’t come back to Argentina with three points”. But you keep your head looking to the future.
All in all, the director was very technical in that line. “There is nothing you can accuse us of. we tried to win the game everywhere. Sometimes it takes a lot fewer situations than what we do today to win. It is a small point and we were not,” said Micho.
On the other hand, he expressed his opinion about the chance of going to the Copa Sudamericana: “I understand the rest because we are in last place in the group, but from the fact that, while the mathematical possibilities are to be thought of, we understand. still qualified, because we depend purely and solely on ourselves.
“We must put our heads in the game that we will have on Monday, when we will have to play against Fluminense, we need to leave everything to generate the maximum number of chances to win the game” he said with regards to the future, the duel with Vélez for the professional league and the final with Fluv.
Finally, Demichelis set the goal on the last day against Fortissimo and closed: “With our men, I am confident that we can achieve it. We then want to arrive at the last with the same probabilities. For now, let’s continue to work when we’re going to qualify, because football is very crazy and you have to believe as long as you live.”
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