On Sunday, the Chilean team will close the 2022 season with the last friendly against Slovakia. Eduardo Berizzo’s La Roja must rediscover victories to start next year well, for which the coach will choose to almost repeat his formation.
At a press conference, Toto spoke about the possible changes in the stellar elf and, with the exception of some positions, will maintain the plan Poland faced. “We will solve it today, we are waiting for the recovery of the team that played,” he said.
There, the coach of the Chilean team emphasized that instead of completely adjusting the formation, he hopes to focus only on details. “It won’t be huge changes, just some options that we want to see in certain places on the pitch, but not that many.”
Along the same lines, he assured that he is not worried about the lack of wins. “The wins will come, what you need to find is a game idea and solidify it. Believing that what has been done in Poland is a challenge to repeat and persevere. A team becomes solid by repeating good performances, we have to strengthen the Polish repeat and improve strategy.” performance Then comes the victory, of course it will be.”
Eduardo Berizzo also devoted words to Alexis Sánchez after his performance with Poland. “Alexis’ play the other day was very good. He recovered in some situations and made a chip in others. He didn’t find the ball because we didn’t set it up well, but he didn’t stop putting.”
“When the ball gets to the foot, the play happens and it is recognized that it moved away from the target. But he had depth, it’s a matter of the team to find him and make combined moves for his descent or depth, he added.
Although there was Toto expressed. “Apart from Alexis’ performance, in the second half we put the team ahead on the pitch, we had depth with full-backs that we didn’t have in the first half and that’s the point. That we’re on the right foot, with an inside game, to find depth with the full-backs and teammates or Alexis or midfielders to find the rival defense with their backs, as Marcelino did after 50 minutes”.
Eduardo Berizzo’s defense of Diego Valencia
During the conference, Eduardo Berizzo took time to defend Diego Valencia’s starting line-up against Poland. Despite his bad moment with Salernitana, the coach gave him his support instead of choosing Diego Rubio’s scoring streak.
“The presence of Diego is to combine deep characteristics like him, who is a picador, with the descent of Ale with footballers at the foot. The depth of Suazo and Soto mixes with Méndez, Marcelino, Arturo, Gary, who play the game develop”, launched from entry.
“His presence, which still doesn’t get any minutes in his team, is that they look their career forward. In the first half there was a game that describes this, when Alexis hooks and plays a ball over the defense, which he manages to combing. We’re looking for that with his speed and depth. In Marcelino’s second dangerous play, when he shoots from the edge of the area, he overflows to ask for a ball into space,” he added.
Finally, he emphasized that against Slovakia he hopes not to move the board much. “The percentage that started against Poland, many find firmness like eleven. Tomorrow we will think about a specific change, but not massive, which builds and supports the way to the idea that we have proposed against Poland.”