Alvaro highlighted the many strengths of the tricolor to tie at 0 in Barranquilla.
Argentine coach Gustavo Alfaro confirmed today, Thursday, that the match in which his team drew 0-0 with Colombia in Barranquilla was “a very difficult and very difficult battle” that determines what will be the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
He had controversy over the VAR penalties. a penalty that was later offside; From a play that ends up being canceled by hand, other than the fact that the winger in the previous match had us (…) it was a very tough fight, very tough, very similar to a liquidation,” the Argentine coach said after the game.
Shock and a tough match set the tone for the match, as the Peruvian referee had to appeal to the VAR to cancel the coffee growers’ late scoring from defender Yerry Mina, as well as a penalty that had already been done. La Tre called in the second half to get out of his place in the previous play.
On the other hand, Alvaro congratulated his coaches on the Barranquilla match in which they had the opportunity to grab all three points but they found a good performance from Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina.
“The attitude of the players was very good. They played this game as it should have been played (…) The truth is that I want to congratulate the players, who are the true architects of this fight that practically defines what the playoff is, the much-controversial, and much talked about Play,” he said.
He stressed that his players “understand, are committed and are convinced of what they do” under his leadership, which he sees as taking them “the path” of what he is looking for as a team.
“Basically, the things we wanted to do were done: press them in the middle, try to take control in the middle of the field, attack them behind Juanvier Quintero’s back, not rush to finish plays and drop Moisés Caicedo vertically because it’s in that zone, where they had no movement. Left behind from strangers, we can create this kind of situation,” he explained.
Finally, he said, what they lack is “accuracy in the last meters because they ‘have the chances’ mainly in the first half.”
“In the second half it cost us more, I think the level of substitution in the hierarchy and the quality of Colombia is higher than the amount that Ecuador can get and in a match that requires a lot of physical clothing (…) I lacked that strength to be able to keep over them, although at no time do we feel subservient to Columbia or that it is dominant.” (Dr)