Wind. That and that is the only question, at least in the minds of some people who practice or are followers of the sport. It's hard for anyone to understand a defeat as a relief, much more when it's a very relevant game. However, it seems possible in the universe of this multi-champion river boss.
A Relief It represented Rodolfo Onofrio on Tuesday on the modest Al Ain Emirati in one of the semifinals of the World Cup club. How? Yes. "I'm not sorry. I would like to win and play the final on Saturday without a doubt, but I took a weight away for now I can celebrate again the victory against Boca, "the president assured in an interview in Radio Network
From the comfort of the luxurious Shangri-La hotel in Abu Dhabi, the manager expanded the feelings that haunted him in recent days from the victory of the Superfinals game in Madrid and those accompanying him after the defeat on Tuesday.
"When we arrived at Al Ain, I felt we had already won what we had to win, but He had to pretend he was focused on the game today and Saturday. Now chau simulation. I am here drinking with a friend who faces this majestic mosque (Sheikh Zayed Mosque), "he said.
Onofrio believed that something similar had happened with the players under the direction of Marcelo Gallardo: he considered that they were "being mentally healthy" after winning "the most important cup that the river has won in its history" .
While the Gallardo team is still ahead of the party that will define the third place for the Club World Cup (Saturday at 10.30 am against Kashima Antlers at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi), the President's attention is already in Buenos Aires.
"We are preparing for the big party on the 23rd. It will be the big day where players, leaders, coaching staff and fans will celebrate this Copa Libertadores, which costs us so much and it's a great pride to have" said D & # 39; Onofrio to The party takes place on Sunday at the Monumental.