Buenos Aires ( Associated Press) — Gimnasia y Esgrima de la Plata embarrassed Carlos Tevez in his senior debut as coach. Rosario Central del “Apache”‘s performance was prudent and fell 1–0 at home in a match for the fifth date of the Argentine Soccer League.
In the framework of a match without much emotion in the overcrowded “Gigante de Arroito” stadium, Gymnasia was slightly better in the first half and equalized by Central in the second.
However, when nothing predicted it, Uruguayan Brahín Aleman made a remarkable assist for the definition of a great left foot by Paraguayan Ramón Sousa on 79 minutes. The “rogue” felt the shock and no longer responded.
“I am the only person responsible for the defeat,” Tevez announced at a news conference. “I liked the team, I really liked the attitude, we only had five training sessions. That’s the way”.
Standing in his “coralito”, “Apache” was seen very active instructing his team during most of the game. The brand new coach ordered only three changes in relation to the starting eleven which had fallen on the previous date Veles Sarsfield.
Tevez, 38, announced his retirement from professional football earlier in the month and surprisingly, just a few weeks later, he landed at Rosario Central to replace Leandro Somoza.
The former striker for Boca Juniors, Corinthians, West Ham, Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus, finally sat down on the bench and signed a form between mixed versions about whether or not he had a qualifying title. Coach.
“As far as I know, everything is fine. I was standing next to the line,” he said on the subject.
He also addressed the question of who would be his aide-de-camp.
“I am the head of the group, the rest doesn’t matter. Shut the fuck up with ‘chapa’ (Retegui) or my brother,” said Tevez, who has three brothers as members of his coaching staff.
“Apache” also received questions for his request to postpone the Copa Argentina match against Quilmes, initially scheduled for next week, with the aim of being able to do “mini-precisions” with his team. was. The Argentine Football Association (AFA) approved his request.
Now with Tevez, Central continues without raising his head: he barely scored four out of a possible 15 at the start of the competition. At the end of the game some whistles directed to the coach were heard.
“Reinforcement? Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow we will talk to the leaders. We will look for the reinforcements we want”, Tevez confirmed.
For their part, Nestor Gorosito’s Gymnasia extended their losing streak to ten games (8 wins and 2 draws) and jumped temporarily to the top of the league.
“We are a team that has nothing and if we want to achieve anything we have to die on the pitch. Hopefully we can continue down this path,” said Aleman, a figure of “the wolf”. .
5th place in the second match. Date, Banfield and Barracas Central are tied 1-1.
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