Before the sun appears on Thursday, a river appeared in Madrid. And after arriving at the Eurostars Tower in the Chamartin area, while his companions entered hotel facilities, Captain Leonardo Ponzio, with the encouragement of a group of fans who came to the team, the word Y left several messages before the Copa Libertadores final against Boca, which will be held on Sunday in Santiago Bernabeu. One of them pointed to a second path, as a reflection of everything that had happened in the light of the Monumental microinvestment attack, and clarified the group's thinking in the field.
"Many of what was said was not true. We act the best way. We sympathized from the first moment. There were players from our team who communicated with some boys from Boca, and I would not add more than what was said, "said the central midfielder, then reaffirmed the position of the river group:" We would return to solidarity because that part of this ideology groups and what we have been working on for more than four years. "
As for this problem, Ponzio explained that Carlos Tevez (he doubted the players of Rivera) did not speak separately and did not think of joining Boca players to send a message about this movement to Europe together. "There are things we can not do, or we, the players, decide, but surely, if it happens, things will still be revalued. "
Due to the episodes of violence and the Conmebol decision to remove the site from the river, the final moved to Madrid. What caused this situation in the area of the river? "We are already in the Spanish countries and we have to think about what is coming to adapt to the new plan and rhythm here, the head has been formed since it was decided to play here." It was almost a month. the first final, but we already know when to play, we are focused and we know what we want. "
Leonardo Ponzio took the voice of a river unit on his arrival in Madrid. (Marcelo Carroll)
Ponzio also sent a message to fans of the River who were on Saturday 24 (and many of them also on Sunday 25), and now they have to settle down to watch the final on television from afar.
"There are many people who have been wounded, but we will not deal with words, just results. The 66,000 people who were at Monumental will help us and will be with us. We are going to defend them on the pitch, "said Santa Fe, in the same vein of speech, that coach Marcelo Gallardo, who at a press conference held last Sunday at Monumental, said that" the only way to defend the river fans is inside the yard " .
Referring to the match, Ponzio himself said: "Because the goal of the finalist is not worth it, everything is balanced and there is a game that is unique in any context and is now being added to be outside America. We will play in the" White House " , what they say Real Madrid because of his football strengths all over the world) and it's a unique match against our eternal classics. " You can be part of this superfinal after missing the first leg due to muscle wounds. "I've lived with a big nerve in the first finals," he admitted.
You know what he is playing with Santiago Bernabeu is the man from Las Rozas. He stood before him when he wore a Zaragoza shirt. And when is this match coming to you?
"It will catch me in a situation of experience and everything you can imagine as I imagine. I lived in the river for a long time," Leo said. And he emphasized the value of what is coming: "This party can happen an important milestone in my career. "