Soccer: San LorenzoTuesday, January 7, 2014
Bauza: ‘Libertadores Cup is the priority’
Blandi reaches an agreement with the Initial Tournament title winners
Edgardo Bauza was officially presented yesterday as new San Lorenzo coach during the opening training session in Los Cardales, while Nicolás Blandi reached an agreement to join the club.
San Lorenzo newly appointed coach Edgardo Bauza said yesterday that he does “want to give up anything, but the Libertadores Cup is the priority due to what it signifies.”
“We will try to win all the tournaments we play,” added the former defender who has been coaching Liga Universitaria de Quito in Ecuador for the last three years.
The “Patón” Bauza was officially presented yesterday at the press conference by San Lorenzo president Matías Lammens, along with Vice-President Marcelo Tinelli and manager Bernardo Romeo in the first pre-season training session of the squad after clinching the Initial Tournament title.
Bauza pointed out that his mission as coach will be to increase the squad not only in number of players but also in quality.
About the possibility of selling some players, Lammens said that “(Ángel) Correa and (Héctor) Villalba are going to play the Libertadores Cup for San Lorenzo.”
During the meeting, Tinelli denied any negotiations to hire new players except Nicolás Blandi, who reached an agreement yesterday’s evening.
“We agreed the contract with Lammens. Both parts gave in our aspirations in order to reach a deal,” said Blandi’s agent José Iribarren yesterday on La Red radio station. It left some details of the contract to be negotiated with his former club Boca Juniors.
San Lorenzo started its pre-season training yesterday in Los Cardales in Buenos Aires province with 32 players.
They are — Goalkeepers: Sebastián Torrico, Cristian Alvarez, Ezequiel Mastrolía and José Devecchi.
Defenders: Pablo Alvarado, Matías Catalán, Mauro Cetto, Fabricio Fontanini, Santiago Gentiletti, Walter Kannemann, Emmanuel Mas, Gonzalo Prósperi, Germán Voboril and Ramiro Arias.
Midfielders: Julio Buffarini, Juan Cavallaro, Fernando Elizari, Enzo Kalinski, Juan Mercier, Leandro Navarro, Néstor Ortigoza, Ignacio Piatti, Leandro Romagnoli, Alan Ruiz and Facundo Quignon.
Forwards: Martín Cauteruccio, Rodrigo Contreras, Angel Correa, Gonzalo Verón, Héctor Villalba, Gabriel Esparza and Emanuel Torres.
Herald staff with DyN, Télam