During the week, many fans of Mouth they wondered how the team could overcome River, who arrived in better football conditions. And in fact, it was difficult for him to dominate the game at the Monumental. However, the Xeneize managed to impose their conditions in certain passages of the match and took the victory. Therefore Sebastian Battaglia explained what was the key to the positive result: «We knew it”.
In the first place, the technical director of the blue and gold team was more than happy for the victory as a visitor. «They are the kind of games that we like to win, because it is the classic rival. In the previous tournament we had not had a good performance. We are very satisfied with the victory and with what we did. This is a hinge game. We won a beautiful classic, that the people of Boca enjoy it a lot », he said.
And then he did mention what he thinks was the detail that changed history: being attentive to the rival’s mistakes. «We went out to play as equals against a rival who plays very well. We went out to do what we thought and fight the game from the middle of the pitch. We started well, then it was difficult for us, and in the second half we went out to play and we were able to complicate things and do well. We knew we had to take advantage of their inattention, “ Held.
Praise for Rossi
With his experience, Battaglia already knows everything that comes with being victorious in a Superclásico. And that’s why he just enjoyed this great result for himself. «Beating River is always special. I have had to win on this court in another stage of my life, when I was a player, and the truth is that it is very nice. We were able to add as a visitor against two important rivals and that leaves us well positioned for what is to come », he pointed out.
Boca’s triumph against River cannot be explained without the great level of Agustin Rossi and the DT recognized the work of his goalkeeper. «Agustín had very good covers, he kept a clean sheet, he is Boca’s goalkeeper. We took advantage of the opportunities we had and we were able to make them happen. The first half cost us, but we went out to find the game, we had a rival who plays very well, he has been holding it for a long time », he closed.