Úbeda: "We can't lose any more points"

The relief at the end, unleashed by Nery Domínguez’s goal in injury time, was the strongest image of Racing in the agonizing draw with San Lorenzo. But that fabulous overhand right was not enough to erase another presentation where the Academy once again exposed its most prominent flaw. Although he showed an improvement in the circulation of the ball and greater offensive decision than in other commitments, he once again showed his little inventiveness in the final meters. And that continues to deprive him of winning. In the squad they value seeing themselves in the lot of those at the top of the table, but they know that the harvest of one unit per game, as happened in the last four, must be exchanged for wins. This is how everyone understands it, including Claudio Úbeda.

“The streak of not scoring was cut, but we tied. I don’t like to draw, I want to win. We have to work to win. We cannot lose more points, there is a logical necessity. There are many teams grouped in few points, with a lot of general parity. But I think that if we can transfer this small evolution that we saw in the game, we will find a more important one, “said the Academy coach.

In line with the statements of Licha López, the captain, Úbeda transmitted a reassuring and optimistic message referring to the aspirations of the Academy beyond the fact that the debt remains in the field of creativity and, consequently, offensively: “Racing he is there to compete, to fight as equals with anyone. Talleres (the next rival) will be a good measure to test ourselves if we really want to think about fighting “.


El Sifón sowed hope in the image he collected of a team that, even with deficiencies to hurt, controlled the game against Cyclone and aimed more towards the rival goal than in previous games. “We had ball possession that exceeded 70% and not only in our own field, but also in the opposite direction. We need to be finer in the final meters to find the last pass and go deeper. It is the most difficult part of football: the completion of the plays. There was a football evolution and it remains to be reflected in the result. “

The DT managed to get Racing to get some associated actions and gather more passes from the new tactical system he used: the 4-1-3-2 to replace the 4-2-3-1. Anyway, except for the goal by Nery Domínguez, he practically did not kick with a real goal. And their most offensive players were not up to the task: Enzo Copetti, Javier Correa and Tomás Chancalay.

“We need to continue betting on generating more game. Normally, in the final sections of the court, the technical finesse is marked by the imprint of each player. When they lift the individualities, the rest is strengthened and the difference is made,” said the coach, who has been insisting with Correa despite his very poor performance. He also maintains the confidence of Chanca, a player who “has to promote all the good things he did in the last semester, he has to bring it out.”


The defensive face of the team is what leaves Úbeda always calm, even though his streak of five games without so many against has been broken. “In that part the team is fine,” closed the Sifón, who has a lot of work to do and does not lower his arms in the face of the need to punch Racing forward.

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