To the defeats in the Professional League Cup, the coach adds suffering for the players he will not be able to count on.
Misfortune or malpractice? Whose responsibility is it for the injuries that haunt the squad? Are the players demanding beyond the limit of their physical possibilities? All these questions shake Racing, just when the results do not appear in Avellaneda.
Sebastián Beccacece has 11 players out of combat: 10 injured and Matías Rojas summoned to the Paraguayan National Team. Yes, a whole team. And the two defeats in the beginning of the Professional League Cup stirred a climate of excessive tension around the coach.
The technician has a special character. He does not want the team formation to be leaked and that is why last week he asked to vacate the practice. All the people outside the coaching staff left the auxiliary field. And much was said about the issue, mainly due to the lack of results.
Of course, his position is in no way in doubt, as circulated among strong rumors. “Any team loses two games. They are looking for the hair of the egg (sic). In addition, in a championship in which we do not risk our lives, ”a senior leader slipped into dialogue with Clarín.
The reference has to do with the grand prize of the current tournament: the 2021 Libertadores qualification, a ticket that Academia he served in March, when he beat Aldosivi 4 to 3 in the defunct Super League Cup and ended the season.
President Víctor Blanco and manager Diego Milito bancan to Beccacece. It makes noise out, instead, the sheet of injured list. This Tuesday, without going any further, it was learned that Mauricio Martinez He must be operated on the right knee.
The Santa Fe midfielder has a meniscus problem, which worsened in the duel with Unión. Candy He entered the second half as a replacement for Nery Domínguez, who felt a contracture in the hamstring of his right leg.
Martínez will be between 6 and 8 weeks out of the competitionTherefore, he will miss both games with Flamengo, on November 24 at the Cilindro and on December 1 at the Maracaná.
The same day, Augusto Solari he tore the hamstring in his right leg. The midfielder had to leave the game when the first half was ending.
And it is not the only muscle injury. There were 11! since the activity was resumed. Alexis Soto (quadriceps), Darío Cvitanich (adductor) and Lorenzo Melgarejo (biceps femoris) had already suffered two tears in the left leg. All three are outside.
Marcelo Díaz, Gabriel Arias and Lisandro López also had contractures, although the goalkeeper injured the sartorius of his right leg during his call to the Chilean National Team and did not play against Colombia. The Chelo he recovered, but against Atlético Tucumán he felt a strong discomfort in his right knee. On Monday he will be operated on for the tear of the external meniscus.
Fabricio Domínguez (strained left quadriceps) and Nicolás Reniero (pubalgia) are also not available. And Jonatan Cristaldo, another who suffered from muscular difficulties, sprained his right ankle in Santa Fe. Julián López is not 100% recovering from the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Under this situation, many look askance at the physical trainer, Martín Bressan.
What a task for the coach to assemble the team to play this Saturday, from 6.45 pm, against Arsenal.