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Ricardo Gareca: “Thinking about settling with another country would make me lose focus”

Lima, April 6, 2022Updated on 04/06/2022 11:17 am

It does not negotiate with other teams. Ricardo Gareca gave a press conference to give a balance of the closing of the Peruvian team in the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers in South America, the same ones in which Peru finished in fifth place and will play the playoffs. The Argentine technical director was consulted about the possibility of directing other teams or countries.

The ‘Tiger’ has been voiced, in various media, to lead the Chilean and Colombian national teams, among others; and, therefore, he decided to give a blunt answer.

I’m not going to comment. It’s an honour, of course. If true, because there is no certainty. One begins to consider when there is official contact, if it is not just rumour. By official contact I have not had anything with anyone, it would not allow me to have an official contact at this time.”, Gareca indicated

“In the case, in our particular case, when we renew with the National Team, regardless of whether it goes well or badly, I would not accept talking to someone. Our way of working is to be focused. We are fully focused on the playoffs.” added the ‘Tiger’.

“When I fix, I contemplate possibilities that it will go well or badly. At the time of signing the contract, as I am not sure, if it were to go wrong, we should focus on reversing the situation. Thinking of settling with another country would make me lose focus. There is no possibility that I could get to talk to anyone, neither team nor selection. We are totally focused on the playoffs, this great commitment that we have at this moment”, sunderstood.

The team of all finished the CONMEBOL Qualifiers in the fifth box with 24 points as a result of 7 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses. On the last double date, they controversially lost 1-0 to Uruguay at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo, and defeated Paraguay 2-0 at the National Stadium in Lima.

Now, in that instance, he will face a team from Asia that could be Australia or the United Arab Emirates. Both countries must first meet in a versus to determine the rival of the Peruvian team in June, in Qatar.

Source: Elcomercio

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