After these words, the Tricolor beat Venezuela 1-0 last Thursday, on date 13 of the qualifying rounds for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The Argentine coach Gustavo Alfaro revealed that he was inspired by a comment from the cyclist Richard Carapaz, who hung the gold medal in the route specialty of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, to motivate the Tricolor players in the face of the duel that they beat Venezuela 1-0 last Thursday.
“I heard Carapaz say that in the end only the resistant ones come, and I passed it on to my players. The victory against Venezuela was the result of that resistance ”, Alfaro commented at the press conference after the victory suffered against the Llaneros.
Carchi locomotive became the standard bearer of the national sport in recent years with the conquest of the traditional Giro d’Italia in 2019 with the team Team Movistar. With the Ineos team he was second in the Vuelta in 2020; and this year he won the Tour of Switzerland and was third in the classic Tour de France.
His legacy grew with the conquest of the second gold medal for the country in Tokyo 2020. The first was obtained by the Cuenca marcher Jefferson Pérez Quezada in Atlanta 1996.
Tricolor, to be kept in the classification zone
The three points that the Tricolor added allowed it to be the absolute owner of the third place in the qualifying rounds, with 20 units. Their next match will be on Tuesday (19:15) against Chile, at the San Carlos de Apoquindo stadium, on the 14th date of the qualifying rounds.
The mission of the Tri, in the last five days of the competition, is to close the competition in the third or fourth box, which gives the direct quotas to the Qatar 2022 World Cup. (D)