The selection does not play alone and much less in silence for more than five years. And now, with the enormous possibility of qualifying for our second world Cup consecutively, could not be the exception.
As planned, the Peruvian delegation arrived in Barcelona, where a hundred compatriots were anxiously waiting for them, at the Josep Tarradellas Barcelona El Prat airport.
Carrying the red and white and with posters in hand, the fans dedicated songs and praises to them.
The fervor was so great that it ended up becoming a large caravan, which accompanied the selected players and the technical team to the luxurious Hesperia Sant Just hotel, located near Baix Llobregat avenue and the B-23 road.
Led, it must be said, by Barcelona Bicolora bar made up of Peruvians who have been living in the mother country for years under a mantra: “A single cry, a single love.”
One by one, the selected ones got off the bus. Ricardo Garecahow could it be otherwise, was one of the most applauded and cheered.
Then, the highlight of the day arrived: the players formed a crescent and greeted the people. It was what it was. Feelings must be back and forth. With naturalness and without impositions.
Starting today, the National selection will begin work on the Sant Cugat high-performance sports center. The first rival, very similar in play to Australia, is an old acquaintance: the eleven of New Zealandwhom we will face this Sunday at the RCDE Stadium in Barcelona.
Renato Tapia, who has been in practice for four more days than his teammates, has caused relief to the technical command and, of course, to the fans when referring to his injury. “I have progressed as the days have passed. I am very happy about that. You try to look for minutes”, he commented.
Wilder Cartagenawho has also performed physical routines together with the physical trainer of the national team Edder Benites, says: “These weeks will be valuable to achieve the goal that the whole country wants”. From today until June 13, we will be one heart.