One issue that worries Racing, beyond the four consecutive defeats and that meager harvest of 1 point out of 21 played, has to do with matías rojas. Not only for the edema in his right ankle which would prevent him from playing against Vélez this Friday in Avellaneda; moreover, for the continuity of him. And while information emerges about his future in Brazil, the leaders believe that it will be difficult to keep him.
Victor White I said clarion: “Matías will say if he wants to stay or not. We can’t do much more, it’s not a matter of effort. Rojas is waiting to see what offer he can get from outside and if he does he will leave anyway, the reality is that the club stopped asking $2 million to retain Rojas when the offer from Qatar arrived. We gave priority to the Copa Libertadores. These are decisions that are made and we don’t mind. I hope they renew and if not, no problem. The rush is bigger than any player.”
The 27-year-old hitch has a very firm proposition of Botafogo. And although in his circles they assure that nothing is closed yet, as this newspaper has discovered, the Paraguayan would have one foot in Rio de Janeiro.
As for his football news, Rojas would once again be absent in a key match. The steering wheel was injured before the hurricane on April 1st. Since then, he has been dragging physical problems. In the last month he played against Ñublense (he scored a goal), came in for Gimnasia in the second half, started against Newell’s, scored a goal against Independiente and got injured again. He lost to Aucas and Atlético Tucumán and infiltrated to play against Boca. He ran and consequently missed matches with Flamengo, Talleres and Platense.
Gago doesn’t want to make the same mistake, which is why he would spare him for the duel against Aucas on Tuesday in Quito.
The Paraguayan is part of the 48-hour rally that started last night at the Howard Johnson hotel in Ezeiza. This morning the team will train again at the AFA headquarters. The technician’s idea is to close ranks in a sort of spiritual retreat.
Meanwhile, the new sponsor of the Racing jersey was presented yesterday. This is Betsson, a bookmaker that the team will wear on their number.
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