Edgardo BAUZA held a press conference following the team’s 2-2 draw against Venezuela.
Edgardo BAUZA, Lucas PRATTO and Javier MASCHERANO all spoke to the media following the match. BAUZA stressed that the team had to take risks in the second half but that there are some things to fix. Here’s what he had to say:
“The comfort I have coming out of that match is the effort that they did to come back from being 2-0 down. There are things to correct and we’ll talk about them the next time we’re all together.”
“The goal changed our look of the match and allowed us to turn around a game we didn’t want to lose 2-0. We managed to rescue something, we’ll think about what’s ahead. There’s a lot of things to think about.”
“We faced the Venezuela we were expecting to face. A vertical, aggressive team counting on RONDON’s power, it didn’t surprise us. The fact that it rained made the game better because the ball moved smoother. The pitch wasn’t all straight. The idea was to win but they complicated things. And for that, it was a point rescued. We risked a lot with the changes in the hope of getting that.”
“We were much better in the second half, able to do more of what we wanted and because of it we were able to get the draw. We wanted to win but we were losing 2-0 and the pitch wasn’t good. But at the very least we got something out of the great effort the team put in.”
“It was a hard fought match. The pitch didn’t help as it complicated things. What I liked the most was the character shown from the team. Because we were losing 2-0 away from home and we kept looking for the draw.”
“The team showed character.”