Diego Jeria

University of Chile

Joaquín Larrivey, former striker for Universidad de Chile and friend of the blue DT, Diego López, spoke with RedGol in Europe and was very sincere when analyzing the Uruguayan’s debut on the Chuncho bench.

Larrivey analyzed Diego López's debut on the bench at Universidad de Chile.
© ONE AgencyLarrivey analyzed Diego López’s debut on the bench at Universidad de Chile.

Joaquin Larrivey followed as best he could the debut of his friend Diego López as the new DT of University of Chile. The Blues defeated General Velásquez 1-2 in the first leg of the third round of the Chile Cup and the former striker for the Blues was sincere in considering that the coach has a lot of work to do.

“What I see is that Diego has a lot of work to do, it’s the first game. I have not seen more than the summary and the goals, I read a lot of criticism for what is the game itself of the U and in general what it has been bringing and continues a bit with that trend. He has only been in the position for a short time and he has a lot of work to do, ”said Larrivey in dialogue with Enzo olivera, RedGol correspondent in Europe.

The Cosenza attacker today added that the U “is a team that continues to be on task from the point of view of the game, to find the right names and partnerships. In this case, he was not in debt with the result, which is the most important thing, but it seems to me that he has a lot of work to find this way of working to achieve long-term and not sporadic results”.

On the same, the Argentine maintained that “he is a coach, a priori, trained with the corresponding parchments to reach a very important team at the South American level like the U. Afterwards, fate will tell how he will fare. My wish is that he is the right one to take on a difficult moment, which he has experienced as a player and coach many times. I have the hope for the club and the illusion for him as a friend that he does spectacularly. It seems to me a correct choice of the U”.

“Since the possibility of coming to the U in 2021 arose, he became familiar with the University of Chile and the Chilean championship, he has been watching the entire championship for a long time, not just the U. He was studying taking on a Chilean team like the U a while ago. He is very capable and has studied what the U is. He is not one of those who arrives at a place to see what to do, he previously does a study and knows where he is going, ”explained the striker about López.

Finally, Larrivey had words for the signing of Mauricio Isla at the Catholic University, which dilutes the illusion of the blue fans and Huaso himself to put on the U shirt.

“Obviously it’s a shame that the U couldn’t bring it, but it benefits the entire Chilean championship. Players of that caliber and trajectory give the tournament a jump in level. I would have loved to see him in the U, like when he appeared training with the U shirt, but out there the U would not have had the opportunity and the Catholic took advantage. It is a great incorporation not only for the Catholic, but for all of Chilean football”, said Joaquín Larrivey.

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