Radamel Falcao Garcia He is one of the greatest referents of Colombian soccer and for some, he ranks first in the country at a historical level. It is for this and other football reasons that the National Team coach, Nestor Lawrencedecided to count on him and other figures to start a new cycle.
The 37-year-old samarian striker arrived at the concentration of the national team after scoring a goal for the Vallecano Ray in the last game and this Monday he already had his first practice under the orders of the Argentine coach, as well as being one of those chosen to attend the press.
In this new call, El Tigre will have the role of guiding new and young players such as Jhon Jáder Durán, Óscar Estupiñán, Yaser Asprilla or Jorge Carrascal: “The most important thing is to give them the confidence to feel comfortable within the group, in this time we must recover the trust of the teamFalcao said.
For his part, he referred to personal motivation: “The motivation is maintained, the responsibility increases, but the most important thing is to never stop feeling that emotion of what it is like to put on the National Team shirt. It is a job that we elders have to transmit to young people and they can live it that way“.
In turn, he differentiated Lorenzo’s work with José Pékerman: “There are differences, obviously because they have worked together for a long time, they must have some kind of influences, but he has his ideology, work methodology, concepts that identify him and we look forward to acquiring them for the team“.
Finally, he assured that the group has the desire to do things well: “I am very excited about the new process that is beginning. From my part, I contribute both on and off the field. We are very eager, eager to do things well and for the process to come to a successful conclusion.“, he told Caracol TV.
Colombia will play against Guatemala next Saturday, September 24, against Guatemala at the New York Red Bulls stadium in New Jersey at 6:30 pm (Colombian time). Later it will be measured against Mexico on Tuesday 27 in Santa Clara, California.