Jorge Almiron: "It was a very strong personal desire to be in Boca"

a smiley Jorge Almirón made this Monday in the conference room of La Bombonera his official presentation as coach of Boca Juniors.

Flanked by President Jorge Amor Ameal (who from the outset was in charge of thanking the two outgoing coaches, Hugo Ibarra and Mariano Herrón, while remarking that of the last eight tournaments they have competed in, the team has won six) and by the Colombian Mauricio “Chicho” Serna, a member of the Football Council, the brand new DT stressed thatgiven the short time that counts, you need to print “trust” first On campus and that “the game idea will come later”.

asked about his first impressions in the “Boca world”, he affirmed: “I’m going to have to experience it, there’s no other choice. I had the opportunity to watch the game last night at La Bombonera (2-1 defeat against Colón). It is difficult to start a game losing, it forces you to play in a different way. It was a tough defeat, because Colón was not doing well. But the players are already recovering and those who did not play are very excited. Everyone will have to be ready, because a string of games is coming,” said Almirón., who in the morning had had his first training and he was face to face with his new leaders.

“Today I got to know them all a little bit and I know there are good players. in the first training I saw good predisposition. The attitude was very good, they ran a lot and delivered. We will try to correct the operation. Above all, regain confidence. There isn’t much time, so we have to turn the page. Since I arrived, the Council was close and made me feel confident. I’m very happyI thank Román (Riquelme) and all the leadership for this opportunity. I think that no coach is prepared to be here. But now I’m more temperate than before.”

On his first day as DT xeneize, he highlighted: “I’m very excited. We have a good squad, I saw them with a good countenance, but from now on we have to show it”, referring to the duel with San Lorenzo in the Lower Flores by date 11 of the Professional League.

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At this point, he admitted: “We only have time to think in the game on Wednesday. We are going to face a rival that comes in handywith a lot of confidence. It’s a classic and for us it’s important to go to their pitch and beat them. They (for San Lorenzo) are a solid team. The idea will develop over time and We understand that the results are what give peace of mind”.

Regarding the challenges that await him in the immediate future, he acknowledged: “This club demands you win, the players know they are in the biggest team in the country. But they need to win to have confidence. It is important that they are up to the task and so am I. Today I am in a great moment and I am prepared for this”.

At this point, he concluded: “I knew that I was going to reach Boca at some point, it was a very strong personal desire. Two years ago I took a photo of myself near here, now as a coach the I’m going to go up for show what it means to be here”.

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