Julio Comesaña let off steam


With the frankness that characterizes him, the coach Julio Avelino Comesana expressed his annoyance at the performance of Independiente Medellín in the match against Guireña, for the first date of group E of the South American Cup, which was held on Thursday at the Defensores del Chaco stadium, in Paraguay.

Beyond the tie (3-3), the counselor’s discontent seems to be related to the deconcentrations, which his team paid dearly for.

“We cannot ignore these mistakes, we have to find solutions, I can’t tell the player to stop making them. This is professional football, Medellín is not a foundation, nor is it a school, it is a professional team. There are minor football mistakes that are made, we have to be more vigilant”, stressed the strategist.

Bad for everyone in the country?

For the coach, there are flaws that have become permanent in Colombian teams, which must be rooted out if they aspire to obtain better results.

“Soccer has unexpected things, but it is an old custom of Colombian soccer not to reject it, to take it out, I don’t know if they are ashamed. You can’t make those mistakes in an international match. We like to play with the ball as if we were Manchester City, they squeezed us and we make mistakes. You had to be serious, safe and sober in the game”, he insisted.

The Colombian-Uruguayan counselor He suggested that the environment in general undervalued the rival, but not him, who took his time to analyze it and show it to his followers.

“It’s not what we wanted, but we knew we were going to face a complicated, difficult team. There is a lot of talk, often disparagingly about the teams, those who talk about these things do not understand much about the game. This team is difficult and what it does, it does very well, it counterattacks very quickly, it closes the internal passing lanes well, it is difficult to penetrate them in the middle, they are generous in the back and forth, ”he analyzed in reference to the rival.

Although in the end a point was saved, there was a disappointment in not being able to defeat a club with little record butler, which is making its second appearance in this competition and which is having a discreet campaign in the Paraguayan League: tenth in the standings, with a single victory in eight presentations.

“We must leave happy to add a point, because we were very difficult”, acknowledged Comesaña.

They all added up in the E

The bittersweet taste left in the red family by the tie in Assumptionit is mitigated by the result of the other match, in which October 9 and Internacional equaled 0-0 in Ecuador. Thus, in group E the four teams were all with one point.

Oil Alliance is coming

Comesana He questioned the short work time that the team will have for its next commitments in the Betplay 1-2022 League and in the South American Cup.

The coach said that this Friday they planned to return to the country on two separate flights. The squad of players traveled on a charter flight to Barrancabermeja, where next Sunday (7:30 pm) they will face Alianza Petrolera, for date 15 of the local League.

The coach lamented not being able to have any field session prior to this commitment, in which the red team hopes to establish itself among the eight: “We will not be able to train, only recovery and theory”.

The People’s Team He is fourth in the standings, with 25 points and if he wins on Sunday he would be one victory away from ensuring his presence in the second phase of the championship, to which he has not advanced in the last five editions of the tournament.

In the Copa Sudamericana DIM will face October 9, next Thursday