Úbeda: "We have to start believing in ourselves"

The urgency had put Racing in the primordial need to reach the goal no matter so much, in this case, the path traveled towards it. Winning was the obsession because it was demanded by an eight-game winless run, including elimination in the Copa Argentina. LThe Academia, in Paraná, finally returned to triumph, a result that gave him some oxygen to work with a little more tranquility in the week and with a quota of food to your confidence.

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But Racing is not in a position to breathe completely relieved, far from it: against Patronato he had a very bad time, he suffered throughout the match and Gastón Gómez was responsible for his not losing. In other words, as far as the game is concerned, Claudio Úbeda’s team was very poor. And the DT admitted it, without the victory running him off center. “I didn’t like the way we played at all. It was not a good game, “said Siphon.

Copetti converted the Academy's winning goal 2-1 over Patronato.  Fotobaires

Copetti converted the Academy’s winning goal 2-1 over Patronato. Fotobaires

And immediately he valued the three points in his pocket for what they represent in the mood: “The need to win went beyond fashion. I rescue the attitude and intention although we have not been able to have possession of the ball ”. Already on a deeper plane, clearly related to the mental.

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The coach told what he wants to shore up in his directed to take advantage of the recent triumph. “We have to start believing in ourselves, that we can have the ability to overcome. The soccer player – he stressed – is not only technical and physical ability, but also improvement. There, 100% of the player’s structure is completed. If you have the courage to play and want to win, obviously we will have much better results ”.

Licha López scored the first goal of the victory in Paraná.  He reached 78 annotations in Racing.  Fotobaires

Licha López scored the first goal of the victory in Paraná. He reached 78 annotations in Racing. Fotobaires


Thanks to the fact that they won and the defeat of Argentinos, Racing again got into the qualifying zone for the South American Cup in 2022. From the Libertadores and the top of the tournament it is far (six and 11 points, respectively), but Úbeda is encourages them to those challenges: “Racing cannot stay on a plateau and not look up. We have an obligation to fight. In such an even football, when you achieve positive streaks, you can immediately get into the conversation. We must add as much as we can ”.


The absence of Nery Domínguez on the substitute bench, before the Board of Trustees, had surprised many because the midfielder traveled to Paraná and within the week had been part of the starting team. What happened? In practice on Friday he again felt discomfort in his left calf, so he was not part of the set-ball tasks. And although Úbeda kept him on the list of 23 cited, on the day of the game he decided to give him a break as a precaution. In his place came Mauricio Martínez “If he played, he was at serious risk of injury,” they told Olé from the DT’s inner circle.

Meanwhile, during the match, Ignacio Galván left in the second half due to an annoyance and Fernando Prado supplanted him. But what happened to Nacho was not serious: they confirmed to this newspaper that it was only about a cramp in the right calf.

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