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‘I’m responsible for the bad results’

Boca Juniors coach Carlos Bianchi (right) talks to goalkeeper Agustín Orión during a training session.

Bianchi waits until last moment to confirm Boca’s team

After a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Newell’s at home in the opening round, coach Carlos Bianchi took full responsibility for Boca Juniors’ results and admitted that the lack of goals is their main weakness.

Boca Juniors coach, Carlos Bianchi, said yesterday that he feels “responsible for the bad results” from his team and admitted that when he won everything with the club he did not feel fully satisfied.

“I’m the main culprit for the bad results. We have to improve, although I think we played a great match against Newell’s,” said the trainer in a press conference, talking about last week’s 1-0 defeat against the team from Rosario at La Bombonera stadium in their opening game of the Argentine tournament.

“We need to recover our efficiency. But the coach always has problems, no matter whether the team wins or loses. I didn’t have much grey hair when I started working as a trainer, when I was 36... You can never rest.”

Although he did not confirm the first team to visit Belgrano tomorrow in Córdoba at 9.30pm, Bianchi is set to play with: Agustín Orión; Hernán Grana, Daniel “Cata” Díaz, Juan Forlín, Nahuel Zárate; Cristian Erbes, Fernando Gago, Federico Bravo, Federico Carrizo; Juan Manuel Martínez and Emanuel Gigliotti. This way, the only change would be Forlín instead of Lisandro Magallán in defence.

Other substitutions that the trainer made in the training session yesterday were midfielders José Fuenzalida of Chile and Gonzalo Castellani for Erbes and Bravo, respectively.

“I will confirm the team tomorrow (today). I’m trying different players to see how they play together. I have to see all of them and that’s why some of them play in the reserve team too,” said Bianchi.

The “Virrey” considered that the lack of goals is the team’s main weakness.

“We haven’t scored many goals this season. It means that we don’t have the same efficiency that we used to have. We need to recover that.”

Bianchi also took a moment to congratulate San Lorenzo for winning its first Libertadores Cup on Wednesday.

“I’m proud that they brought the cup back to Argentina. The Brazilians had won the last four of them,” he said.

Today, Olimpo hosts Tigre at 3pm, Banfield plays at home against Defensa y Justicia at 4pm, Vélez Sarsfield faces Arsenal de Sarandí at the José Amalfitani stadium at 5.15pm and Independiente visits Estudiantes de La Plata at 8.30pm.

Herald staff with agencies

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