Gareca: ‘It was a very tough game’

The selector of Peru, Ricardo Gareca, affirmed this Friday that the qualification for the America Cup after playing “a very tough game” with Paraguay He does not give him “time for anything” because now they will have to work to prepare for this Monday’s game against Brazil.

Gareca dedicated this qualification to the semifinals “to the people” of Peru who, as he said, “always believe in us, and support us at all times.”

“We are going to wait, for now the only thing we need is for the boys to recover, it was a very tough game, it was always a difficult opponent,” he reiterated.

When analyzing the victory this Friday, the Peruvian coach considered that his team was “growing, beyond a start that was not the one we wanted”, compared to “a very complicated opponent in every aspect”.

“Great merit of them that they have tied us, great merit of Peru that has been down on the scoreboard and turned it around, and also at the time of kicking penalties,” he emphasized.

Gareca said that the 3-3 that his rival achieved despite playing much of the second half with ten men, is due to the fact that he is “at the national team level” and that “of course we must congratulate and attribute it to the great attitude of Paraguay to never give up the possibility of looking for “a better result.

“Of course, fighting at the national team level is always difficult, having complete control of a game is very difficult, at least for us, I think the team today is going back to play a very difficult game, that is a very great satisfaction. that we have, “he remarked.

Beyond the rival on duty in the semifinals, Gareca added that “Peru is clear about what it wants on the field of play, incorporating a way of playing that comes from years” and now seeks to add new players to “strengthen”.

“On balance, we are stronger than weak, beyond some things that always have to be adjusted,” he said, referring to the fourth time that Peru reached the semifinals in the last five editions of the Copa América.