US President Alencar da Silveira Junior praised US participation in the Copa Libertadores. Even after Coelho’s elimination this Wednesday (18), after a 2-2 draw with Tolima in Colombia, the manager congratulated the club and marked a new classification of the competition.
Tolima vs America: pictures of the fifth round match of the Copa Libertadores
“Based on the results of today’s game (Atltico vs Del Valle), we could have a light at the end of the tunnel. But I see, as a manager and a follower, a group of fighters who have done a lot. America showed that we are on the right track. It’s our Libertadores “We are all – and we will not be the last to play. We are all – fans, managers and players – congratulations on the work so far”, he praised.
The president cited referees’ mistakes against America: in a 1-1 draw with Atltico, in Mineiro, and in this Wednesday’s match. In both cases, Coelho’s opponents scored in the offensive line.
Alencar expressed confidence that Conmebol will implement a video arbitrator (VAR) in the group stage for years to come. Huluki claims material issues so that this does not happen.
“I think Conmebol will consider my request to move to the VAR in the games. After the match against Galo, when we were injured, they had already signed the VAR next year.
Do more for a little
Finally, the president of the United States focused on the Brazilian Championship and praised the fact that the club is getting better results than other clubs that have big budgets.
“We will continue to pursue our main goal, which is Brazil. We play football with responsibility and a great commitment to make the best team. I remember the clubs that spent the most money and did not get where we are.”
Now, America is focusing its efforts on the Brazil Competition. The team’s next match will be on Saturday, at 9pm, in Independência, in Belo Horizonte, against Botafogo, for the seventh round of the tournament.
Coelho will return to the field for Libertadores on Wednesday (25), at 9pm, when he faces Independiente del Valle at Banco Guayaquil Stadium, in Sangolqu, in the capital city of Quito.
Should Ecuador lose to Atltico, America will only rely on finishing in third place in Group D and thus secure a place in the Copa Sudamericanna.