Always Ready’s DT belittles Magallanes hours after Libertadores debut: ‘They’re a team with little history’

Pablo Godoy assures that the Academy has a great present, as current Copa Chile champions, but that it is not a traditional club.

Magallanes throbs on his debut for the 2023 Copa Libertadores. The reigning Primera B and Copa Chile champion faces Bolivia’s Always Ready, who are already in Chile to play the first leg of the second phase. In this context, the coach of the altiplanos, Pablo Godoy, analyzed the match. “The first goal is to keep the arc to zero and be aggressive on all lines,” he says.

The strategist who leads the team that until 2021 was commanded by the Chilean Sebastián Núñez made reference to his rival, flattering his present, however, belittling his past. “Magallanes is a team with little history, but with great players,” he said.

“He is the last Copa Chile champion. We know how to take them on, speed can turn this into a long game. The idea is to leave the tap open,” he adds.

Godoy maintains that he already has the eleven in mind to face the Academy of El Teniente. “We have the team defined. We have reached a great level, we have a good chance. We analyze this as an intense and aggressive Cup game,” he said.

Wilfried Bony, ex-Manchester City, has signed with Always Ready. PHOTO: ARCHIVE

Finally, the trainer it refers to Wilfrid Bony the former Manchester City that surprised as a brand new incorporation of Always ready. “Since he arrived, he has adapted to us, we feel good with him. We will try to help each other at the right time. It works well. If he has to play, he will do it in the best possible way,” he said.

The duel which will be played this Thursday, at 7:00 p.m., in Rancagua and will be staged by the Argentinian Andrés Merlos. On the other hand, the rematch is scheduled for Thursday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m., at the Hernando Siles stadium in La Paz.

Magallanes begins its second participation in the Libertadores Cup the previous one was in 1983 ; while Always Ready has become a fixture in the top continental competition at club level in recent times he went to the 1968 edition then he only participated in 2021, but he was also in 2022 and now he is present for the third consecutive year.

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Source: Latercera

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