“It has been a tough year for Boca, but it is commendable to have been a finalist”

11/05/2023 at 17:53


The former tennis player witnessed Xeneize’s defeat against Fluminense in the final of the Copa Libertadores

In statements to the press, the Argentine wanted to congratulate the players for their career in the competition

Former Argentine tennis player Juan Martín Del Potro stated this Sunday that it has been a “hard” and “complicated” year for Boca Juniors, but he acknowledged that having reached the final of the Copa Libertadores is “meritorious.” despite the defeat against Fluminense.

“It was difficult, I think it was an even match, we Bosteros were very excited to win the Cup and get the seventh, but sport is like that: sometimes you have to win, sometimes you have to lose”Del Potro said in statements to EFE in the paddock of the Interlagos circuit, in São Paulo (Brazil).

The 2009 United States Open champion was one of the illustrious guests who attended the Maracaná stadium in Rio de Janeiro to watch the final between Fluminense and Boca Juniors, of which he is a renowned fan and who lost 1-2 to the team Brazilian.

This Sunday he approached the Interlagos circuit, in São Paulo, where the penultimate Grand Prix of this year’s Formula One World Championship is being held, which the Dutchman Max Verstappen won mathematically a month ago..

Asked about the continuity of the ‘xeneize’ coach, Jorge Almirón, Del Potro stated: “It has been a hard year, a complicated year, it probably wasn’t the best football, but reaching the final is commendable, imagine the other teams that couldn’t arrive…”.

“And the truth is that yesterday was a bit of bad luck. Luck is always necessary to win and become champion. But well, I don’t know what will happen in the future with the coach and some players,” he concluded.

The former tennis player from Tandil, who retired from the tennis courts in 2022 and who tried to return this year but ended up giving up, stressed, however, that, “without a doubt”, what they are “the world champions is the swollen”.

“The truth is that all the effort that the Boca fan made to go to Rio to travel, buy the tickets and stay there, and cheer until the last minute and throughout the year, was truly spectacular,” he said.

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