“Have to drink now man, have asado with friends.” Juan Roman Richelme He said goodbye to football that way after securing promotion with the Argentine juniors, with the phrase that paints him body and soul. Three words: friend, roast, friend.
Eight years later, his friends are coming Boca, they work in the club, they support him, they surround him, they protect him. In the coaching staff, in the council, in the lower league. You Ezeiza. In the Mate and Asado standards, the official symbols became,
it was The ritual started a month ago, that it ceased to be the exclusive property of Roman and other former players, who worked on the premises to expand for the first time, and thus shape the squad led by Hugo Ibarra. Huge Friday Restaurant. official cably,
,It serves to unite Let’s all talk and have lunch together,” captain Marcos Rojo said of the meetings that began these days for the match against Atlético Tucumán and continued in the following weeks. five-fight victory streak That put Boca one point behind the gymnasia leader.
However food is a regular part of the opening or closing of training days (breakfast, breakfast or lunch which is mandatory) for a month. The Friday lunch menu included grills and embers and, most of all, Riquelme and members of the Football Council.
“Since Roman took over, barbecue on the property became official”DT Quick Harbina of the legendary team said a while back. “Earlier I used to make the roast myself, now people are in charge.”
The meeting takes place in a space formerly known as the “Zoom” and which was converted into a dining room after incorporating the kitchen area. there, Tables that had previously been separated and allowed separate groups were intimately located, all together in the shape of a horseshoe, all together.
Roast with tables in the shape of a horseshoe in Boca.
“You keep talking, there are some things that aren’t football. stay close to the council, Although they are with us every day, they are in some other role or in the office. There we’re eating, chatting, talking a little bit about everything, and that serves to unite and strengthen the group,” Rojo gave at the press conference after the win against River.
The barbecue isn’t magical, sure, but the meeting was envisioned from the start gesture to try to smooth out rough edges and less stresses, An approach to resolve the origins of friction that ended in public conflicts, such as the forced departures of Battaglia and Izquierdos, who fell ill in the squad, and Benedetto’s famous harangu before the rematch against the Corinthians.
“We are passing beautiful moments of fridayBecause now nutritionists are given great importance, but There’s a barbecue on Friday and it’s like never beforeAnd the boys enjoy it a lot”, said Richelme after the victory against River.
In fact, it was At last week’s barbecue, Roman thought his would beat Boca River Seeing players face to face, giving them a talk about the game, what each has to do and some of the adversary’s qualities, and asking them to be “convinced”, “enjoying” and “very eager to start it”. watch super classic
And then joked about what he had achieved: “On Thursday we ate asado with the Inferiores coaches, on Friday with the whole squad, on Saturday we had to eat as we came from Oscar Cordoba, who eats asado. wanted, and now we are going to eat asado, he is already preparing because he was sure that we would win. Cholesterol? I’m not interested as long as we win the classic, I eat the roast every day,
Riquelme, Cordoba and Roast.
This Friday, as a preview of Monday’s match against Huracan at La Bombonera, the ritual was certainly repeated. Riquelme was not present, but the council was accompanied by Secretary-General Ricardo Rosica, the member of the board of directors closest to the statue and with a free pass to the Eziza property. Cabal doesn’t stop and Boca will go on for its sixth consecutive win, Applause to the grill!