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Bocha Batista is already thinking about the “complicated” duel against Mexico

The strategist recognized the work of Cádiz and Bello to turn the score around

Venezuela's technical director, Fernando 'Bocha' Batista, was happy after the 2-1 victory they achieved in their Copa América 2024 debut against Ecuador at Levi's Stadium in California. 

In statements offered during the press conference after the match, the strategist highlighted the work of Jhonder Cádiz and Eduard Bello after entering the second half to give the team greater offense. 

“The first 20 minutes Ecuador handled the ball, we couldn't keep it up and they started better than us. After Enner's injury, the only thing we wanted was to have the peace of mind to take advantage of the moment,” he expressed. 

“Sometimes all coaches try, sometimes it works and today, thank God, it worked. The guys who came in were up to the task. “Sometimes it comes out and sometimes it doesn’t,” he added. 

After analyzing Ecuador's score, Batista acknowledged that he changed his strategy to be able to generate greater danger with the inclusion of a second forward and it ended up bearing the expected results. 

“After the expulsion and the goal we knew that they were going to retreat and look for a counterattack. What we tried to adjust was to play on the wings because it was going to be difficult to enter the middle zone. Thank God it turned out the way we wanted,” he emphasized. 

Batista also seemed focused on the match they will play on June 26 against the Mexican team, considering them also a strong team.

“We won the first game and now comes another complicated one with Mexico. We have another final on Wednesday. Feet on the ground,” she expressed. 

“The three rivals are difficult, for me Mexico has good players and it is going to be a tight match. There is going to be a stadium with a lot of Mexican bias, we have to think about Venezuela and how to prepare for the match,” he highlighted.

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