The team from La Plata showed support for their coach, in full recovery from the operation he underwent on Tuesday.
The team of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata sent a message of encouragement to their coach, Diego Maradona, and he worked thinking about Sunday’s game at the Juan Carmelo Zerillo Stadium, against Vélez Sarsfield, for the second date of Zone 6 of the Professional League Cup.
After confirming that Diego’s surgery was successful and that his doctor Leopoldo Luque assured that “he is without complications”, Gimnasia published a photo of the team with a message of encouragement in the official accounts and networks of the club: “Force, Diego, we want”.
The president of Gymnastics, Gabriel Pellegrino, in dialogue with TyC Sports gave his opinion on Maradona’s health issue: “If the doctors tell you that he is fit to be able to go to the field and sit on the substitute bench, it is perfect. Here the issue is that when doctors advise otherwise, they have to stop it. What he needs is a group of professionals to treat him, not a lawyer or a caregiver “
In addition, regarding the meeting on Friday in which Diego was present, he said: “I saw it badly. We thought he was not going to go. The idea was that he did not go and stay calm. We believed that the best thing was that he was isolated and in frank recovery, but got up and went to the court“.
Meanwhile, the team continues to train and with Sebastián Méndez at the helm, the players carried out physical work and defensive tactics in groups at Estancia Chica to close the activity.
For the game with Vélez, Méndez will have an obligatory loss: that of the steering wheel Matías Pérez García, with a tear. The 36-year-old experienced creative started in the victory against Patronato, but had to leave the field after the first half.
His grade 2 injury to his right hamstring will have him out of the team for at least three weeks of recovery and in his place is 21-year-old youth José Paradela.
The Lobo He will seek to bring joy to Maradona in the difficult moment of health that he is going through and will try to maintain his position as the only leader with 3 points, after the great debut with a 3-0 victory against Patronato.