The coach wants to make the most of the stoppage time that the double knockout date gives him. Can there be tactical variants?
Boca is already in the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores and, despite the fact that there is still a date to play in group H (it will be before Caracas, on October 22), also secured the first place in the area, so it will await the draw for the final phase while taking advantage of this time, now without contagions, to get ready in the football rhythm and also to recover some injured.
The squad will train until Saturday in Ezeiza and then a week will begin that will include friendlies, on Wednesday 7 against Argentinos Juniors and 10 against Tigre (for now without transmission), in which Miguel Ángel Russo will observe some surnames that did not have so many minutes of competition in this reboot.
In addition, the DT’s idea is to be able to see in action two of the injured who missed the Libertadores matches: Wanchope Ábila and Julio Buffarini. Both recovered from tears, they will have filming in some of the preparation meetings and the idea is that they can play on the last date of the group, where Boca would present several modifications in the eleven from memory. Will it also be the time to think of a new tactic? The time to test a possible variant, this time, has it.
From Agustín Rossi to Mauro Zárate, going through Ivan Marcone The Gaston Avila, The idea is that the entire campus begins to have a competitive pace. Also the coach, along with his assistants Leandro somoza Y Mariano Herrón, will begin to evaluate several of the youth who joined the preseason when the quota was extended, and those who will seek to give them some minutes: Exequiel Zeballos, Cristian Medina, Enzo Roldán Y Aaron Molinas.
In the privacy of Ezeiza, meanwhile, the members of the Soccer Council will also be watching the friendlies, in a week in which the European pass market that has spread so much and that generated uncertainty about possible offers. Today, the only proposal under analysis is one of Pescara from Italy to add to Mateo Retegui (represented by Totti), who has no place among those summoned.
Also, since it is not an official competition but rather an informal soccer rehearsal as one more practice, they can reappear Agustin Almendra (He still did not have minutes of play since Russo arrived at the club) and even, if the coach decides, Sebastián Villa can be tested, who was not part of the summons in the competition matches due to his legal conflict. The DT will resolve, since the Colombian is not governed by any prohibition to be one of the squad in each practice.
The double date of the start of the South American Qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup will also have Boca with mentioned players who will miss practices at the club: Richard Zambrano He will play with Peru, Jorman Campuzano (and Frank Fabra would also join) with Colombia, while Lionel Scaloni is expected to summon Esteban Andrada and Eduardo Salvio for the matches that Argentina will play against Ecuador and Bolivia.