Final tournamentTuesday, April 1, 2014
Funes Mori: ‘I couldn’t sleep’
Excitement continues for River after historic win at Boca
Commenting about the intense Superderby game and his go-ahead goal against River’s arch rival, Boca Juniors, Ramiro Funes Mori talked about his sleepless night and the intense emotions encompassing the game.
River Plate defender Ramiro Funes Mori, who scored the final and go- ahead goal at La Bombonera stadium, later displayed his emotions after the historic triumph in the Superderby and highlighted his sleepless night following the game due to the pure emotions and tension surrounding it.
“It was something incredible, when I returned to my house and I couldn’t sleep, it was day with a lot of emotions before the game, during it, and later when we returned to our field. The truth is that I’m very happy with everything that happened,” said Funes Mori, who headed in the final goal of the game.
As for the play that caused his sleeplessness he assured: “Half of the goal belongs to (Manuel) Lanzini, because the corner-kick was very good, and because he fought hard in the previous play; luckily I was able to win the jump, and I know that Agustín Orión recognized his mistake.”
Finally, when asked about the continuity in the ownership and his potential selection to the first team he added: “I am looking to add and give the team and the coach what they ask from me. If they play me again, I am going to enjoy it, and if not, its no problem: I’m still going to support the team.”
On the other hand, Lanzini, who scored the first goal and assisted the second also commented on his emotions and the sheer excitement surrounding the game.
“By the time we lost our focus and we saw all of the River fans on the TV in the locker room, it is something that I’ll never forget,” he admitted.
When speaking of the second goal at La Bombonera, “Manu” assured that there was something “very beautiful” about it and credited Teófilo Guitérrez for the pass. “I knew that he was going to see me at some point in the play, he’s a superior player and we understand each other very well.”
As for what’s next, the River playmaker went on to say, “Newell’s is coming up next and in order to keep fighting to the top we have to continue fighting strong on our field, especially against a tough rival, but we are confident, and we know we can’t relax.”
Lanzini mentioned that in order to achieve the coveted title they must keep collecting points. “It is all a very equal playing ground, there are a lot of teams in the fight, and for us to beat Boca was very important, especially as the visiting team, we had to take advantage of the energy.”
Herald with agencies