On Thursday, August 4, Melgar tied goalless with Internacional at the UNSA Monumental stadium for the first leg of the quarterfinals of the South American Cupand the technical director of the Peruvian national team, Juan Maximo Reynoso was present in Arequipa.
In an interview with the program ‘Fútbol Como Cancha’, the Peruvian coach gave his point of view on the match that Melgar played against Inter. “I think Melgar was solid, balanced. I think that in general it was an even game against an opponent who always fights. Still, I saw a good Melgar”.
Later, he referred to the players of the Arequipa club. “Hopefully the boys from Melgar follow their natural process and can settle down.”
Also, he spoke of the possibility of taking the Peruvian team to play up to par in the Qualifiers. “We talked about playing at height with the National Team. If it happens, it could be Cusco or Arequipa. It’s not just doing it. It would be necessary to do an investigation on the rivals”.