Marcos López, one of the protagonists of Peru vs. Bolivia for the Qualifiers, referred to the defeat of La Blanquirroja at the height of La Paz. The left-back of the selection said that the team led by Ricardo Gareca generated chances to make a difference, although it was Ramiro Vaca who scored the only goal of the commitment.
“It was a difficult game, we knew it from the start. Height conditions you, it does not allow you to play as you want. Bolivia was in his business, I think we had more control, we made more plays, we had clear scoring chances”explained the defender who plays for Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes.
Right away, López highlighted the concentration of the Peruvian team, although there was a distraction in the action that changed the history of the clash that took place at the Hernando Siles stadium. “Like them, through long passes, but football is about details and they beat us by a small mistake”added.
On the other hand, the former Sporting Cristal prefers to turn the page and think about the duel on Thursday, October 14 in the city of Buenos Aires against the Argentine team of Lionel Messi. Despite the clear favoritism of the rival, the Blanquirroja player hopes to obtain points at the Monumental stadium in River Plate.
“We have the conditions to add on any field and now we are going to Argentina and we will give everything as this group has done. We will go for the three points because this is the mentality of this group and all the players that represent the Peruvian team”, concluded after the duel.
After the stumble in La Paz, the Peruvian team was left with eleven points in the qualifying table on the way to the Qatar 2022 World Cup. As said before, the ‘Tigre’ Gareca team will have a litmus test as a visitor against the current champion of the Copa América.