Francis Arellano

Chilean National Team

The DT of the Chilean team, Eduardo Berizzo, stated that his balance, despite the results against South Korea, Tunisia and Ghana, is that he was finding new pieces to insert into his process. A notable change was the defense, where Gary Medel did not appear, despite being available.

Eduardo Berizzo said he drew positive conclusions from Chile's tour of Asia.
© ANFP CommunicationsEduardo Berizzo said he drew positive conclusions from Chile’s tour of Asia.

Eduardo Berizzo closed his first three games in charge of the Chilean team on a tour of Asia that was uploaded practically at the last minute, since it was presented after the official payroll was given and only added some emergency names due to the casualties that were taking place. The results were not positive: defeat against South Korea Y Tunisia and tie with a Ghana that ended with nine men and still beat the Red team on penalties, finishing last in the Kirin Cup.

But the Toto He is optimistic and is clear about where the great advantage of these days in the East lay. “The final balance has to do with the discovery of some footballers on this tour. We find footballers who can be embedded in what we want. We must keep working, finding our game development”, he sentenced.

“They have been a good stick for us, to know where we are. I like the spirit and the atmosphere that is breathed. Now our work begins so that international friction makes them grow. We leave with a great learning from the squad and other people will join. My mood and goals are good, with positive feelings, “she added.

Then, without specifying why they were not Joaquin Montecinos Y Felipe Mendez in the last game, Berizzo He said that “this tour has meant overcoming many casualties. This forced us to use another tactical drawing, it is the line that we have found. Everyone should get on this idea and commit to it for the future.”

Finally, the national coach said of the match with Ghana in particular that “we lacked thinking about the game intelligently, taking the ball from one side to the other with speed. We even had triple 9”.

Chili will now return and Berizzo He will devote himself to administrative tasks, to microcycles when he has the option and to look for more options with a view to a new FIFA date, agreed for September and where some friendlies are being closed.

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