Bichi praised the player Roman and said that he supports him as a manager, but explained why he wanted him in another role linked to football.
Claudio Borghi managed Juan Román Riquelme just a few months of 2010 (from May to November) and that job was not easy beyond the team’s performance. “I had the inconvenience of directing someone that I admired and that is very complex because you cannot correct someone you admire,” he recalled. Knowingly, then, for having shared time together, the Bichi, current soccer commentator on Chilean TV, referred to the leader Román and expressed, in an interview for Sporty IP, what he would have preferred when the former Boca 10 hung up the boots.
“The Martian (that’s what he calls it) was selfish with all of us. I was hoping he was a coach or a commentator. I say selfish because he is a person who knows so much that I would have liked to hear and learn about how differently he sees football. I did not imagine him as a leader at the time. But hey, the Martian decided that and I respect him so much that I wish him all the luck and I will always support him, “he said.
On the virtues of the Riquelme footballer, the former coach of Colo Colo, Independiente, Argentinos and the Chilean team remarked: “Román is a little taller than me and it is difficult to be skilled above the meter eighty because normally the skilled have the center of lower gravity and that allows them to come out quickly from one side or the other when they catch the ball. The difficult thing that Roman did was to handle the ball, always well standing, he could hold it easily … I say it’s like reading a book together with someone who already read it. That is Riquelme’s football. You know what you have to do before the play appears. Besides, he was a guy who had technical skills on the field of play because of how well he managed the game. team”.