Reinaldo Rueda talks about Colombia and Bolivia in La Paz | Qatar 2022 qualifiers news | Colombia Choice
On Wednesday, September 1, Reinaldo Rueda spoke about the match he will play on Thursday 2 against Bolivia in La Paz, for the first of three consecutive days of the CONMEBOL qualifiers for Qatar 2022.
“We only have one working unit with the full team,” Rueda stressed, so he hopes to reach the starting lineup for the match at a height. “It is very difficult to determine what percentage of the national team base can be maintained, I wait for the players to respond and I hope to make a good decision for each match,” he added.
Regarding the alignment at La Paz, Rueda announced that he will use the local league players as much as he needs to combine characteristics with the usual starters. “You have to do a mixture, and think about all the factors. We have players with a high footprint, because they play in the local league in the cities under these conditions. That will not be a deciding factor, although the conditions in La Paz are tough. You also have to take into account Experience and time to compete “There are many variables that need to be analyzed,” said Rueda Rivera.
He also showed that players who play in Mexico, where there is also an elevation, will have a decisive role.
“We know the characteristics of these games more than the visitors in La Paz. We have to be very smart, we have to control and set the conditions. Colombia must be smart and try to surprise with the moves in which we beat the opponent’s back and are effective in the opposing goal. Fortunately, the players arrived healthy Good and good spirits. Yesterday the trainings with the whole group were very good”, commented the Colombian coach.
Rueda noted the improvement in Colombia’s effectiveness: “We have this impact of what the Copa America left, and from there we must continue to improve the solidity and harmony. We want to be more effective in the opposing goal to get better results.”
“The mental aspect of the players is crucial. We try to be accurate in the call. The world is going through a tough time mentally, and we are working hard on that,” the coach explained.