Lima, January 19, 2022Updated on 01/19/2022 11:06 pm
Alianza Lima experienced one of the worst years in its history in 2020. At the end of that year, the bad campaign triggered the sports decline and the fans sought responsibility. In that sense, the Blue and White Fund, the main creditor of the Victorian team, was the one targeted by the fans.
Little more than a year after those sad moments, Fernando Farah, one of the members of the aforementioned group, referred to that season and defended the association from the harsh criticism it received.
“We are blamed for everything that happened in 2020, when the Fund did not put together the team, Mr. (Renzo) Ratto remained until December 31 (2019) when we had asked him to retire earlier. When he left there was no time to put anything together”Farah explained on Radio Ovation.
“We brought Marulanda and it was the person with whom we had contact, we asked him why they removed ‘Cachito’ Ramírez, it started badly because they started disarming. How are they going to get (Wilder) Cartagena out? It was not only the players that were brought, but the team was disarmed. So we said ‘we can’t do anything, they are doing what they want to do and we are dedicated to the future’”, he added.
The businessman, who stressed that the Blue and White Fund is not currently involved in transfer issues, also referred to Paolo Guerrero: “Paolo’s knees are still healthy, he’s not in a situation where foreign teams don’t take him into account, let’s see what happens. If he is willing to come to your house, welcome.”
Among other things, Farah gave his opinion on the situation of Beto Da Silva, who did not perform as expected in 2020, was loaned out in 2021 and returned to the club this year.
“The Beto da Silva thing was a bet, the Fund bet on Beto and it was a bad bet, but the Fund also had a very good bet that was Jairo Concha, we are convinced that the (Óscar) Pinto thing is also an excellent bet. Alianza is not looking at today, Alianza is looking forward”, sentenced.