Chile returns to the Nacional, receives the coffee growers with the obligation to win to ratify what was shown in Uruguay. Another result will fill the Rueda process with doubts.
“You no longer have to cry over spilled milk. We have to close that case ”, said Reinaldo Rueda about the controversial arbitration of the defeat against Uruguay, in Montevideo. The Chilean team coach listened to the conversations between Paraguayan judge Éber Aquino and his compatriots the VAR, but did not want to add fuel to the fire, less so just a few hours before a new challenge. For this reason, he called to turn the page, to take care of football and to think about Colombia, the tough rival with which La Roja debuts at home, tonight (21.30), in the Qualifiers for Qatar 2022.
“We have to adapt to these situations and hope that all of us who make up the football family take care of it and try to make mistakes as little as possible, because we have already lived what life is like without football with the pandemic. Unfortunately, this situation happened and hopefully all the actors try to make the least possible mistakes, "said Rei.
Chile is forced to win and Rueda knows it. First, because it is local. Second, because it is the only way to overcome the bitterness left by the trip to Uruguay. And third, because the acceptable image exhibited at the Centennial has to be confirmed with a victory. Otherwise, what was done in Montevideo would have been only a coincidence and this process, questioned much of the time, will once again be filled with doubts. It is time to scare the ghosts and more in the Nacional.
“In any qualifying round, local points are decisive. Adding is vital. Chile placed soccer in Montevideo, all its essence, its DNA and we couldn't bring ourselves a point. It will go through that, for a small difference, for collective action, rebellion and individuality, "predicted DT.
It will be the return of the National Team to the National Stadium. La Roja will return home after more than three years. Perhaps it is an anecdotal fact, but for the coaching staff it is a factor to consider. It was one of the reasons why the practice location was changed at the last minute. The planning indicated that it would be in Pinto Durán. However, the work went to Ñuñoa.