After the film draw in Avellaneda between Independiente and Colón de Santa Fe 2-2, one of the most sought after voices was that of Leandro Stillitano. It is that the continuity of the coach had been the subject of debate in Red prior to this match and after suffering an incredible equality in the 11th minute of discount, everything indicated that he could step aside. Most of the questions hovered around this axis and although the technical director expressed that he had the strength to continue, finally the club informed that “by mutual agreement” his cycle was terminated..
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“Yes, I have strength. Obviously it’s a hard goal because there were very few minutes left, but I have the strength and I’m fine to continue, ”was the first sentence of Stillitano, who sought to put to rest any speculation, although minutes later the club announced his departure. ”I recently spoke with the leaders as we always do after the games and I heard the screams. The fan has the right to express himself, ”he told the media after a brief meeting with the Red leadership and in the midst of a hostile climate due to the inflamed chants of the fans who left the stadium.
“We all want to win and today we missed the win in a very silly way at the end,” he added. In this sense, the former assistant to Ariel Holan and Gustavo Quinteros considered that the team had “specific errors” and “practically childish” in the two goals scored by Colón. “What we have to do is win. When we win, the situation will change”, pointed out the coach after the seventh game without wins. “When you win you are good and when you lose you are bad. As long as I have strength and see answers (from the players) I will be calm, ”he remarked.
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Stillitano recalled that when they went to look for him he knew the situation of the club and that despite the negative streak he feels “strong and well” to change the course. ”When the club called me, he explained the situation and where we are aiming. These things have to go through, with me or with another coach, ”he warned. Independiente will not have a rest on the FIFA date since next Sunday the 26th at 6:00 p.m. they will face Ciudad de Bolívar in La Plata for the 32nd final of the Argentine Cup.
Another of the most searched words was that of Paolo Goltz, who starred in one of the most unusual plays in Argentine soccer. The defender and captain of Colón de Santa Fe accepted his mistake for the incredible penalty he committed during the draw against Independiente (2-2) but, at the same time, criticized referee Nicolás Lamolina for the decision. ”You have to take charge but the referee blows the whistle when it suits him. It annoys me because we are not here to give away this type of thing in the situation we are in. I’m big enough to assume if it was my mistake,” Goltz said in statements to ESPN as soon as the match played in Avellaneda ended.
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Goltz insisted that Lamolina “did not give the order” to resume play and that he had it in his head to move the ball because it is a play practiced with goalkeeper Ignacio Chicco. The man from Entre Ríos reiterated his “anger” for the tie and reproached himself that due to age and being the team captain he cannot “make these mistakes.” The incredible play happened 31 minutes into the second half with the game tied 1-1. During a goal kick, Goltz grabbed the ball with his hands seconds after goalkeeper Chicco put it in motion.
Meanwhile, Nicolás Lamolina, who was at the center of all the criticism for the controversial penalty he charged against Independiente, in the partial 1-1 draw, and then from Colón’s side, due to Goltz’s striking reaction, explained how he saw that action and also made a serious request and call for reflection. “It is a really very complex play, I would even say unusual for professional football. The truth is that it is not the word surprised because we have to be attentive to each situation that arises, but it was unexpected for everyone, the players and us as referees ”, Lamolina began about Goltz’s play.
And he added: “The truth is that Chicco’s deliberate play is perceived and that Paolo Goltz immediately takes the ball with his hands. So what I needed to certify with my assistant is that the ball was fit to be played. Obviously we had given the order but we wanted to see if it was really located where it belonged and as it should be and as Ariel Scime, who was my assistant, told me that it was correct and the goalkeeper had played, we sanctioned a penalty”.
Lastly, he called for reflection on the nerves and complaints with which they have to live on a daily basis. “The truth is that it is an unusual situation, also calling for reflection because we are living football with a lot of nerve,” he protests. It was really difficult for us. Players from Independiente who were obviously waiting for me to call the penalty, and players from Colón who were hoping that I didn’t. The substitute banks that intercede and enter the field of play. We spent minutes trying to talk with a fellow referee and to confirm what we had really seen and what had happened. They are football situations that we experience in this country, which is experienced with a lot of passion and is very pleasing, but it is also very difficult at times”.
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