Pepin Caves had the chance to be directed by Ramon Diaz in River and also be a companion Marcelo Gallardo, who today enjoys as a fan in his role as DT of the Millionaire. Taking into account the knowledge of both characters, the former Paraguayan striker was encouraged to make a comparison of both coaches and certainly surprised.
In dialogue with TNT Fútbol, the former La Banda striker spoke at length about the qualities of the Muñeco, not only because of the successes he achieved, but also because of what he does every day with the squad. “In River, Gallant he is like a father to everyone. In every sense. He is a top level technician. The players have a football concept and they fully follow it”, he commented in the first place.
At the same time, Pepin acknowledged that Gallant He always had his character. “If he was hot when he was a player? Yes of course. I rescue that positive part of him. Nobody imagined that he would achieve so many important things. Teach by example. His soccer idea is very good, ”he explained, getting to know the millionaire idol very well.
Then he surprised and highlighted what is the biggest difference between the Doll and Ramon Diaz, another idol of the institution. “He had his character and you had to accept how he was. Some liked him and others didn’t. It was not to talk with the substitutes and with those who did not play. In this I notice a brutal difference with Marcelo: with whom he talks the most is with them”, he assured.
By last, caves made it clear that unlike his time, today the figure of the DT is more important. “River depends a lot on the coach today and he has to work harder than twenty years ago. When I played there was every figure! orteguita, saviola, aimar, D’Alessandro. Today, River it is more team, more homogeneous. Everybody run and help,” she closed.