Ricardo Zielinski repeated at a press conference that his team had to win last night’s game against Arsenal “whatever”, and from that sentence, the Estudiantes coach, based an analysis during which he accepted the modification in the complementary stage of a scheme that “didn’t work.”
The first thing that Zielinski recognized in his contact with the press after the wide victory, at least numerically, against the Sarandí club, was that “it was not a good first half for Estudiantes, but there was a subsequent recovery, which made it possible to see a stronger team, with more attitude ”.
The technical manager of Pincha said that last night at 57 and 1 was “a game that we had to win, because after having lost twice we had to get out of the problem quickly and win whatever it was”, recalling the falls against Independiente and Newell’s.
Zielinski then explained that “in the first half we bet on a 4-3-3 scheme and it didn’t work, because there were no passing circuits… We changed the system at the end of the first half and the team felt more comfortable… calmer players after the first goal ”.
At another time, he was asked about Jaime Ayoví, and his surprise appearance on the substitutes’ bench, and about Fernando Tobio, who does not appear in action. “It seemed correct to me to summon Ayoví to be part of the group, although I had not planned to put him in; while Tobio is fine, but there are things that we support and players who have made merits to have another opportunity, “he said, supporting those who were below the needs in Rosario.
Later, he found points of similarity between last night’s game and that of the first date against Sarmiento: “It’s true, we also corrected situations for a second half that went better” and about Leandro Díaz’s displacement to the substitutes’ bench, he argued that “He was in a hurry, eager to score the goal, that’s why he went to the bench, to find a degree of balance”
When asked for a virtue of his team in the victory over Arsenal, Zielinski said: “I was left with the feeling of a team that reversed the situation, which was intense and aggressive… It is the path we have to travel, beyond what that we tried in the first half and it didn’t work ”.