The crisis at Xeneize increased after the draw against Godoy Cruz and, for now, Battaglia will continue to lead the team. The coach met with the Football Council and will have one more chance against Central Córdoba.
Boca is experiencing a delicate moment. Last night he drew with Godoy Cruz, for game 11 of Zone B of the Professional League Cup, in the midst of a very tense atmosphere at Bombonera and the continuity of Sebastián Battaglia was more in doubt than ever. For now, carry on.
This Thursday, Battaglia and the Football Council met for about half an hour and the coach will be in charge of driving next Saturday against Central Córdoba, in Santiago del Estero.
The meeting between Riquelme and the Boca players
Before the night’s training session and the conversation with Battaglia, who will continue at least until the game with Central Córdoba, Román spoke with the Xeneize squad in the local gym. I know all the details.
“Positivo”: the details of the meeting between Battaglia and Riquelme
Boca’s coaching staff and members of the Football Council met this afternoon and the continuity of the coach was agreed.
This is how Battaglia left the Ezeiza estate
Without contacting the press, the Boca coach left the training ground after it was confirmed that he will drive on Saturday against Central Cordoba.
Battaglia is still in Boca!
Sebastián Battaglia and the Football Council met for 25 minutes and the coach will continue to lead the squad: he will lead against Central Córdoba.
Riquelme and the Football Council remain on Ezeiza’s property
Román is with Bermúdez, Delgado and Cascini while Battaglia trains. Then they could be together. What will happen to the technician?
Battaglia directs Boca’s practice on the field of play
The coach ended up not talking to the Football Council, but he is responsible for the squad. The lecture is scheduled to be at the end of the training
The Council waits for Battaglia while players perform regenerative tasks
While the Boca team does gymnastics with Alejandro Blasco (alternate physical trainer to Zacarías Gaggero), the Football Council awaits Sebastián Battaglia and his coaching staff for a fundamental meeting for their continuity.
Boca training is postponed
Practice was scheduled for 4pm, but it hadn’t started yet. Riquelme, Delgado and Bermúdez, present at the venue awaiting the meeting with Sebastián Battaglia.
Ten minutes after Boca’s training, Battaglia’s future is still unresolved
The coach meets with the Football Council while the squad is summoned to start training at 16:00. Will it continue or will it be your farewell?
Sebastián Battaglia: “I’m always strong”
The coach signed autographs on arrival at the Ezeiza stadium and, in dialogue with ESPN, broke the silence: “We are doing well, working. We want the team to improve, thinking about the next game. I am always strong. an internal self-criticism and we will seek the best for what is to come”.
Sebastián Battaglia arrived at the Ezeiza property
Minutes after Riquelme and Delgado arrived, the Boca coach arrived at the Training Center to have a face-to-face meeting with the Football Council before the afternoon training session.
The Football Council begins to arrive in Ezeiza
Juan Román Riquelme and Marcelo Delgado were the first members of the Board to arrive at the Boca Training Center, to meet with Sebastián Battaglia and, later, with the squad.
For the Football Council, Battaglia’s future would be defined
Face to face, the Council members will hear the TD, but unless a miracle happens and the coach manages to convince them, they would have made the decision to ask him to step aside.
The meeting will be face-to-face in Ezeiza
There was no communication during the morning between the parties and the future of Boca’s DT will be defined after noon at Boca’s premises. Battaglia will go to the Training Center -where the team trains from 4pm- and there he will talk to Riquelme and company.
No communication between Battaglia and the Council
Arriving at noon, there was no call or exchange of messages from Battaglia’s side to Riquelme, nor from Riquelme to Battaglia.
The reason that leads Battaglia to think about its continuity
Boca’s technical director has no plans to resign and does so based on the team’s response on the pitch: the coach feels supported by the players on the pitch and that’s what drives him to seek to stay.
Battaglia stands firm
Just like last night, when the coach left La Bombonera certain of his continuity, the coach’s idea remains the same: on average this Thursday morning, Battaglia does not think of resigning.
The Council will contact Battaglia during the morning
From Boca’s sporting direction, they will communicate with the coach to talk about the game against Godoy Cruz -since there was no dialogue between the parties last night- and mainly to assess what will happen in the future.
Players are called up to train in the afternoon
Boca’s team will not rest for what is to come. Before the match with Godoy Cruz, the night training was already scheduled for this Thursday, with the aim of starting to prepare for the visit to Central Córdoba (SdE) this Saturday. At 16 they start in Ezeiza.
Battaglia, firm: he does not intend to resign at Boca
As it turned out, Boca’s technical director left Bombonera with the firm idea of not submitting the resignation. The coach is convinced that the players are committed and, therefore, he does not depart, despite the worrying level that the team has shown in its last performances. In the locker room, he did not communicate any decision to the players, who are scheduled for a new training session this Thursday afternoon in Ezeiza.
The Football Council’s position on Battaglia in Boca
No member of the Football Council – headed by vice-president and idol Juan Román Riquelme – met with the coach after Boca’s draw against Godoy Cruz, amid hot weather at Bombonera. In any case, they do not rule out that there will be a conclave with Sebastián Battaglia this Thursday.
The last image in Boca? This is how Battaglia left Bombonera
Sebastián Battaglia, asked about the team’s actions in recent months, surprised by suspending the press conference: he left the Bombonera after midnight, without making any statements, just like football players.
Mouth burning: Riquelme’s face says it all
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Boca fans got tired and shouted against the players against Godoy Cruz
At the end of the match between Boca and Godoy Cruz, the Xeneize fans, who were not satisfied with their team’s performance because they couldn’t lift their heads and didn’t have a good night, started chanting against the players.