Rafael Dudamel showed his concern at the change in his team’s game Photo: courtesy Dimayor
Rafael Dudamel’s Deportivo Cali, tried to raise its head as a local against a strong Atlético Nacional, the Valle del Cauca club with an unfortunate streak of results, occupies the last places in the general table of Colombian soccer. This situation led the coach to make decisions regarding his starting lineup, which despite the fact that in the first half he managed to take a large score, in the last minutes of the game he suffered the purslane, which gave him only 3 to 3.
Professor Rafael Dudamel explained how he assimilated the game in the first 45 minutes, and questioned the transformation that the eleventh paisa had against the football proposed by the local team, which despite imposing a touch game, three errors cost him the three points , in addition to this, is added the opportunity wasted by a penalty that hit the crossbar.
The Venezuelan made reference to the attitudinal change that the team had after the first national goal, pointing out: “He attributed to the fact that we played the first 45 very correct minutes from the attitudinal point of view, from football until the 73rd minute we had a clear and calmly controlled game, up front we have a team that was being very separated, which had to pass to a volume of players in attack that will allow them to get closer to some possibility of getting into the game. Another fact to take into account is the collective functioning, where they have surpassed us, I think they were punctual and fortuitous plays, even that allowed him to find parity, but it is known that when you play against high-quality players, the minimum errors They charge you and that’s how it happened.”
For many, the first half was a complete symphony, bearing in mind that Cali won by playing well, some fans even dared to sing the “ole”, however, in soccer, the matches end until the judge takes the whistle to the mouth, a situation that the local team did not take into account, in response to this Dudamel asserted: “That is what we have to find because there is no explanation, having been so superior in the first half why that difference for the second, we tried to move some chips providing a little more security, having more freshness and they failed to adapt in the game. We are very repetitive, but we have already realized that it is not a football issue, because the first half showed what they are”.
Although there was arbitration controversy, the strategist did not refer to this, because despite affirming that Nacional had found the result, I accept that the errors directly harmed the team. The helmsman of the Valle del Cauca team pointed out that despite having increased the intensity in the first half, in the second half there was no clear horizon to achieve victory, Rafael Dudamel pointed out: “We mentally lost control of the game and we could not continue having the clarity to make the best decisions, we ran but without the possibility of having the ball and being able to keep it from the first half, but we have previously talked about how when the first goal was scored we had changed from 4-4 to 4-3, we tried to manage the collective game but it is redounding on the same idea, because the team managed the same intensity, but without the same order and direction as the first half”.
The sugar box occupies the penultimate position of the tournament with only 8 points, two from the last, which is Unión Magdalena. The risk of being eliminated from the home runs is imminent, in such a way that he is forced to win in the next games, looking to get a victory next Sunday against Cortuluá at home.
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