Patron Bermúdez broke the silence after the strong meeting in Boca: the future of Battaglia, the level of the team and more

The member of the Xeneize Football Council, exclusively in TyC Sports: assured that “at no time” was the departure of the DT considered and he gave details of the last conclave.

Jorge Bermúdez, a member of the Boca Football Council, broke the silence exclusively with TyC Sports after the conclave with Sebastián Battaglia, where the continuity of the coach at the head of the team was defined: He assured that there was no talk of the departure of the DT, explained the role of Juan Román Riquelme and showed his concern about the level of the team.

“If we don’t do our job, what are we here for? Yesterday afternoon we had a meeting. Coincidentally, our vice president (Juan Román Riquelme) asked our DT for permission to talk to the squad. That was our afternoon. Inside the venue, Roman drank mate with the worried players. We have a great squad of players who want to return. We talk about football, the slump, the games that are coming. We can’t hide it either.”he claimed.

On the other hand, the Boss assured that “in football there are no deadlines”. And he added: “There is no calendar. If the team is committed, if with Raúl and Chelo we see commitment from the squad, one believes that the situation can be reversed. We depend on important players, on a coach with a lot of intention to continue. He has our support like the first day.” In turn, he made it clear that “every day is a day of study analysis.”

What is needed to win the Libertadores, according to Bermúdez

“The Cup is won by those who really want to win it and make the sacrifices”.

Jorge Bermúdez in TyC Sports: what does Boca need to win the Copa Libertadores

Jorge Bermúdez in TyC Sports: what does Boca need to win the Copa Libertadores


What worried Bermúdez about Boca’s level

“What worried us most was the imbalance against Godoy Cruz.”

Bermúdez and support for Battaglia

“I’m going to tell you something very frankly. We do our work conscientiously. We try to give you all the tools to do well. That is totally clear to us. Day by day we give everything. You feel the support of the people and If you’re calm, you’re welcome.”

Bermúdez and how Boca’s moment is changing

“Believing in the idea, being much more solid, having more balls. Sometimes we have bad times due to imbalances that we have. The most important thing is that we have to change with the players we have. They know they have to do it. They are strong and they want to reverse the situation.

Jorge Bermúdez in TyC Sports: how Boca’s situation is reversed

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Jorge Bermúdez in TyC Sports: how Boca's situation is reversed


Bermúdez and the people of Boca

“I see and feel so much respect for the institution, for the moment, for our vice president, that people love him, for Battaglia. He is light years away from what we had to experience. I have come to be moved by the song of the people. It’s exciting.”

“When I arrived, the whole field was bitching at the president. People have the right to express themselves. People show love for the institution.”

“The Boca fan is genuine, authentic.”

Bermúdez and Boca’s chances in the Libertadores

“We fully trust our squad, but we know we have to improve. We know that this way it’s going to be complicated. We also understand that, if football issues are resolved, we recover injured and suspended players, we’re going to have a team that’s going to compete. Like when we played with the greatest rival, that we could compete and win. I am convinced that the team is going to compete”.

Bermúdez’s reaction when Battaglia suspended the press conference

“I have been talking very often with Seba, practically every day. I knew he was strong. At no time did I relate him to a possible exit. I have known him since he was 18 years old. I had him sitting in front of the locker room. I know what he has in him. head. He shows the same profile as a coach. I knew he was beaten”.

Jorge Bermúdez at TyC Sports: the suspension of Battaglia’s press conference in Boca

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Jorge Bermúdez at TyC Sports: the suspension of Battaglia's press conference in Boca


Bermúdez and the responsibility of Boca players

“Until they are machines, they are going to have to transfer everything they work in the week to the field. It is a set of situations that we all have to assume. It is the world of Boca. If this happened in another club, surely nobody would comment on it. Of course there are responsibilities, which are shared. We are waiting for them to reach the best level and things start to flow. Nothing guarantees that good teams will be put together by bringing in good players. We understand the pressure. We are not going to lose faith in the players and coaching staff.

Bermúdez and the details of the conclave in Boca

“El Chelo and I met with Sebastián. Raúl arrived later and accompanied the players. At the end of training we discussed some things, when we were together”.

Bermúdez’s striking clarification on Riquelme

“Román does not belong to the Council. Román is the vice president of the institution. The highest visible head of football and our immediate boss. But the Council is Cascini, el Chelo and me. Román deals with logistics and infrastructure issues that occupy him Román. I see him so enthusiastic, it’s his job and he does it very well. But we take care of the professional squad. Yesterday Román spoke with Sebastián. He asked him to speak with the boys. It is a pleasure that we give ourselves in Boca”.

Jorge Bermúdez in TyC Sports: the striking clarification about Riquelme in Boca

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Jorge Bermúdez in TyC Sports: the striking clarification about Riquelme in Boca


Bermúdez and Boca’s next key commitments

“Every day is a day of study analysis. What happens tomorrow is important, what happens in Brazil is important. The commitment of the squad, the desire, the enthusiasm of our coach”.

Bermúdez and the comparison between the cases of Russo and Battaglia

“The doubt about the project or what Miguel did, which we thank him very much, a great lady. The results were evident. The atmosphere became difficult. I always say something. It is very easy to guess about something that nobody raises. Surely one day Battaglia is going to go, like one day I or Cello will go. Rumors are rumours. We are very worried, we understand that it was played very badly, it was the worst match. Against Lanús we had seen an excellent start. Benedetto is taking better rhythm. I can’t get along with the table. I have to follow the table that we follow with the coach and we look for the reasons for everything”.

Jorge Bermúdez in TyC Sports: the comparison of the cycle of Russo and Battaglia in Boca

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Jorge Bermúdez in TyC Sports: the comparison of the cycle of Russo and Battaglia in Boca


Bermúdez: “Battaglia has our support like the first day”

“In football there are no deadlines. There are no deadlines. There is no calendar. If the team is committed, if with Raúl and Chelo we see commitment from the squad, one believes that the situation can be reversed. We depend on important players, on a coach with a lot of intention to continue. He has our support like the first day”.

Jorge Bermúdez in TyC Sports: the continuity of Battaglia in Boca

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Jorge Bermúdez in TyC Sports: the continuity of Battaglia in Boca


Bermúdez and the details of the meeting with Battaglia

“The match with Godoy Cruz was the weakest of the tournament. We had an administrative meeting until two in the morning. We talked about administrative issues of the club. If we don’t do our job, what are we here for? Yesterday afternoon we had a meeting. Coincidentally , our vice president asked our DT for permission to speak with the squad. That was our afternoon. Inside the venue, Román drank mate with the players, worried. We have a great squad of players, who want to turn around. We talked about soccer, about the slump , of the games that are coming. We can’t hide it either.”

Bermúdez and the continuity of Battaglia

“It was a very busy day. I don’t know who installed it and for what reason. There were even media shuffling names. At no time did we talk about the departure of the coach. We didn’t install it.”

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