Gallardo and his continuity: “It may be the most difficult decision of my life”

Marcelo Gallardo won his 13th title with River Plate as coach and after the maelstrom of the celebrations, an extensive interview was given in which he talked about his feelings after the game, what was his first conquest of a local league with the “Millionaire”, but also his continuity. Before reaching the most anticipated by the fans, the “Doll” spoke of an emotional moment on a day that marked seven years since the death of his mother and tonight he was able to live with his family nearby. “Living these moments with my children gives me a lot of happiness, and with the old man too. It was a special day and many memories came with us. To have my old man here always accompanying me. My mom always accompanied me until the last day she was able to walk,” he said.

Then, he moved on to the feeling of the new victory with River. “I feel very proud to be able to live this after so many years and since nothing is easy in this life, having these moments of gratitude fills your soul with emotions. Share it with these people, with these players who give themselves and continue to give. They are competitive animals and they make me feel great.” The 13 titles put him as the winningest coach in history. “You always try to at least think or my idea when I arrived was to try to be prepared to live all this,” he said about it and said that he was also “to be living these moments, but also in case things were not going well, because that is football and for that you have to prepare.” The end of his contract is coming for the first time and Gallardo left a sentence that surprised everyone, with a strange feeling that could be the end. “I have given everything to the club until today and it is the first time, beyond some moment of anxiety, because it demands a lot of effort and a full energy, which I think I deserve the possibility of rethinking.”

“Yes, I’m going to reflect on it. I didn’t do it until now because it doesn’t deserve my head to be somewhere else and I didn’t want to go any further. That is why from now on, after enjoying today, I will seriously rethink. River deserves that one is in charge of this management with a lot of energy and it has been a lot of wear and tear beyond all the joys. I don’t take moments to relax because I would be doing bad to the club,” he said. I don’t know if it will be the most difficult decision, because I had many sportingly, but personally it may be the most difficult of my life, “he closed about a feeling of goodbye at the club, taking into account that in a month the stage closes with the chance of a new title. ” It would seem that it is by magic and it is not magic art. A team of 60 people avocados to give the best to River. That’s why I’m very happy and it’s very deserved and really to be proud of this team,” he said before thanking the players for these changes.

“River wears out and that they support the demand and assimilate well, for me it is a lot. I am very grateful for all of them because they bench me and support me but they know that they are the ways for the fan to feel represented and at the end of the story it is what one values very much.” We got 34 points out of 36 and it’s a string of huge games, especially because of how we were at the time. We started thinking about the championship and we took out at particular moments that gave us the courage that we can. When we started working, that succession began and a good functioning that makes us proud,” he says. I feel very flattered and I appreciate it, but the team represents the coach and people identify with the teams beyond the coach. This makes us proud of what has been won,” he said before talking about Julián Álvarez, the great star of this team with 17 goals.

“Enjoy, because these things have to be enjoyed. He has a whole world ahead of him and the explosion he has had this semester not only speaks well of his professionalism, dedication and talent, but also of his head. Three and a half years ago he presented us with an interest in wanting to have him and wear it, and today he became the player he is. We have to accompany him so that he continues to grow and then a lot of things will appear that he will have to decide with his closest environment. Putting a price on Julian, with all he has shown, would be very cheap. Hopefully River can enjoy it a little more.” Finally, he closed in the analysis of his era, to which he did not name. “My eternal thanks to all the players who have gone through this process and who had the commitment to be who we are. The work and we behave as we behave in victory and defeat, we have been good lossesWe have been worthy losers and that is taken as something that is not natural in football. We have been consistent and I have felt very reflected.”

Original source in Spanish

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