millionaires is in a moment of stagnation. Between the auction of the previous League, with the obtaining of the 16th star, and the start of the current League of the second semester, the team will have its capacity. Do not win. He has 4 games in a row with a draw and a single goal in favor. Now they tied with Deportivo Pereira, without goals, on Saturday night. What happens to the champion?
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The tie with Pereira confirmed that Millonarios not only has not taken off, since they drew with Pasto on the first day and also without goals, but that they are dragging a downturn since the final of the League in which they were champions, since in the final series against Atlético Nacional they could only win on penalties, after draws in the two games.
‘There is no tiredness’
Gamero denies that the team is going through a moment of fatigue, although on the field, at least against Pereira, he was slow. “In this tournament we are not going to put our heads in that the team is tired. Proposing we tried and found an opponent who stood up very well defensively, with 5-3-2 or 5-4-1, and didn’t let us maneuver… I hope I’m not going to make a mistake on this, but I don’t see the team being tired, everything is normal. I always see the team with the desire to go looking forward, ”he said after the equality on Saturday.
The truth is that the squad brings a demanding pace of competition. In addition to the last 4 games in the League, they had the elimination game in the Copa Sudamericana, after losing against Defensa y Justicia, 3-1, and the friendly in the United States against Nacional. In addition, this Wednesday they face Crystal Palace in another international friendly in Chicago.
Injuries are added to the pace of competition, such as that of its centrals, first Andrés Llinás and now Juan Pablo Vargas. As it was learned, the Costa Rican suffered a muscle injury in the adductor muscle and tonight an MRI will be done to determine the degree and disability, it will be a minimum of two weeks.
The goal is also reimbursed. Only one in the last 4 games, and this was scored by defender Llinás against Nacional. Gamero argues that his team insists on victory, but acknowledged that in Pasto he lacked effectiveness. However, against Pereira the level of the proposal fell apart. The statistics are compelling: a single direct shot on goal in 90 minutes. In addition, in the last 4 games, the ambassador team has had greater possession of the ball, even playing away, but this did not translate into goals or victories.
“We again want to seek the title. As dates go by we will recover. This team is not going to give up, there are players who are waiting for the opportunity. Our mentality is to qualify”, added Gamero.
At the moment, Millonarios continues without reinforcements. He bet on the continuity of the payroll, but Óscar Cortés left him. Gamero relies on the squad that he has, almost the same as the title, to raise the level and start showing the best version of him.
Editor of EL TIEMPO