River beat Monterrey 1-0 and Demichelis was satisfied

River defeated Monterrey on Tuesday night in a friendly and its coach, Martín Demichelis, was satisfied with what his team had done. The match was played in Austin and the only goal of the match was scored by striker Lucas Beltrán in the second half, after some good individual play by Esequiel Barco.

“Overall, what the team did was very good. Hopefully this is the basis of what we can do in the Argentine championship and that from now on we continue to evolve”, the brand new River Plate coach remarked in statements to the Star + signal after the victory against the Mexican team.

Demichelis, Marcelo Gallardo’s replacement after leaving his position as youth coach at German Bayern Munich, did not diminish the importance of the game despite being preparatory. “It is my first victory as DT in River against a great team like Monterrey and although there are always things to improve, the team maintained its structures very well”.

The 42-year-old former defender had made his debut as River coach in the match played on December 21 in San Luis against Unión La Calera, from Chile, which ended 0-0 and was won by the trans-Andean team 4-3 in the definition. for penalties.

For his part, striker Lucas Beltrán, author of the winning goal against Monterrey, was “happy, because it was the first victory of the year.” “We deserved to start this way after a month of hard work. I’m happy for the victory and helping the team by scoring a goal,” said the 21-year-old striker, who gave details of what Demichelis asked of him when he entered the 32 minutes into the second half: “A bit of what the play was like, pressing and recovering the ball. Their defense was open and I was able to score the goal.”

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“We hit at the right time and we’re good. It was a great test and we need to measure ourselves in this way,” added the former player from Colón de Santa Fe. “We have to keep working, we are a working group. We are happy and we are going to work from the best way to start the tournament”, said Beltrán at the end of the game.

River will play its second preparatory match next Saturday against Millonarios de Colombia, in Miami; and on Tuesday the 17th he will face Vasco da Gama, from Brazil, in Orlando, in both cases at 9:30 p.m. The “millionaire” team will debut in the Professional League on January 28 against Central Córdoba in Santiago del Estero.

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