With the departure of Arturo Reyes from the technical direction, Junior seeks to take a new breath from the hand of Hernán Darío Gómez, better known as Bolillo. The seasoned tactician He hopes to reverse the terrible situation in the team, which is currently in the last box of the championship, his only hope after being eliminated from the Copa Sudamericana.
“The Junior ECSA Board of Directors is allowed to officially announce the hiring of Professor Hernán Darío Gómez, as the new Technical Director of the rojiblanco team”begins the letter spread through social networks that reconfirms what had been said in the last hours.
“The World Cup coach will be accompanied by Édgar Carvajal, technical assistant, and Juan Mauricio Roldán, physical trainer. Welcome to the Juniorist family!”without going much further, the statement ends with the information of who will be his companions from the coaching staff and the welcome greeting.
Upon his arrival, Gómez stated that it was a dream for him to lead this club, considered one of the greats of the FPC. “Junior is a dream for many people, both for coaches and footballers and for me it is a great illusion… In general, here in Colombia I have had to reach parts where there are problems, it is rare for Junior to be in that position. I’m happy, there are very good players and it’s a much-loved team. I am very happy, I feel a lot of joy like never before,” he said.
It arrived with the studs up
After his arrival in La Arenosa, Gómez has alluded to his nickname Bolillo, because he decided to completely change the idea he had with Reyes and began to make tough decisions.
As it had been known, in the previous technical direction the squad only trained two hours a day, a factor that generated controversy and annoyance. Now, under the command of the man from Antioquia, the players faced a double work day, thus putting an end to ‘laziness’, as has been said in Barranquilla.
DT’s new decision has been applauded by several fans of the team shark, because indiscipline is something that has been around the ranks in recent months. It has been reported that some players have been caught in a drunken condition.
For now, the expectation is high with what can happen in the debut of the Colombian coach. His next challenge will be this Saturday, March 18, when he faces Independiente Santa Fe, a team that comes with air on the shirt after winning midweek against América de Cali.
Junior is in the last box with just six points, while Santa Fe is twelfth with nine points.
Date 9 – BetPlay League
Friday, March 17
Deportivo Pereira vs. National Athletic
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Stadium: Hernan Ramirez Villegas
Saturday, March 18
Envigado FC vs. Boyaca Chico
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Stadium: South Sports Center
Equity vs. Union Magdalena
Time: 4:10 p.m.
Stadium: Metropolitano de Techo
Deportivo Pasto vs. Deportivo Cali
Time: 6:20 p.m.
Stadium: Departamental Libertad
Junior FC vs. Santa Fe Independent
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 19
America de Cali vs. Oil Alliance
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Pascual Guerrero stadium
Millionaires FC vs. Golden Eagles
Time: 5:45 p.m.
Stadium: El Campin
Independent Medellin vs. Jaguars FC
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Stadium: Atanasio Girardot
Monday, March 20
Athletic Bucaramanga vs. Sports Tolima
Time: 6:10 p.m.
Stadium: Alfonso Lopez
Atletico Huila vs. Once Caldas DAF
Time: 8:20 p.m.
Stadium: Guillermo Plazas Alcid