The “concern” of Ibarra also passes from the drought of the Boca strikers: 15 games without transformations

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Ibarra follows Benedetto closely. (Juano Teson)

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Without goals there are no victories. And Boca doesn’t have them. Or at least he forgot them. because it already accumulates 15 games without goals for strikers Darío Benedetto, Luis Vázquez and Nicolás Orsini. Responsible individuals or victims of the collective level?

The review has one point of connection: both Tube like Vázquez they played with different tactical designs. Sometimes with a 4-3-3, others with a 4-3-1-2 and they also formed an offensive pair with Orsini in the few times there was a double 9 on the pitch (as against Argentinos Juniors). But although they had their chances, they didn’t break with a bad streak.

Benedict scored for the last time against Tigre, in a 5 to 3 defeat in the Bombonera. More than two months pass, injuries, a fight with Zambrano, a missed penalty against Talleres and a tragic night against the Corinthians in which he seemed to get stuck. From that day, with his errors of definition, the scorer who arrived from Elche as an idol of the fans appears different to make up for the absence of the attacker. And on the pitch he moves to the best thing he has: the quality of the last few meters.

Vázquez has 14 matches without a goal.  (AFP).

Vázquez has 14 matches without a goal. (AFP).

For Vazquez It was (and is) a great opportunity. And until now the attacker sent back by Benedict has not taken advantage of it. Since the League Cup final against Tigre he hasn’t screamed at the net anymore. They have already passed 14 games and in 8 he started. In between was an offer from Belgium that did not come close to the claims of the parties. But his participation was more due to physical exhaustion (against Estudiantes and Racing, upon his arrival) than against rival goalkeepers. Thus the level of his that led to doubt about who should play between him and Benedict dissipated. Now his present also seems to have stabilized with respect to the negative.

Villa’s (isolated) goals against Ferro and Estudiantes or Óscar Romero’s against Platense contrasted with a team that seemed to be losing firepower after winning the last League Cup in a crushing blow. Boca accumulated 8 games without scoring goals in the second half of the year (including Copa Libertadores home and away matches against Corinthians) and their strikers also suffer from a lack of opportunities. It is that he has gone from an average of 6 clear scoring chances to only 4 in this present in which Pol Fernández contributed with two cheers from the center of the field but failed from twelve steps in his chance against Rosario Central.

With Benedetto disqualified for his fight with Zambrano (he respected Rosario Central and will not even play against Defense and Justice) and Vázquez still without recovering his best version, the doubt about competition with Orsini is much closer due to the drop in the general level and not because the former Lanús manages to impose himself on the performance. A constant of the strikers. Guilty or victims of this moment in Boca?

Ibarra left “worried”

Boca drew goalless against Rosario Central in La Bombonera and cut the streak at home. The group led by Carlos Tevez was able to play evenly against a Xeneize who generated very few scoring chances and who suffered greatly when he tried to create the game. Hugo Ibarra knows this and was self-critical at the press conference.

Nicolás Orsini fails to define after a cross from Villa.  (Marcello Carroll)

Nicolás Orsini fails to define after a cross from Villa. (Marcello Carroll)

Regarding the low offensive production, Negro clarified that it is not only the responsibility of the attackers: “We have been working through the week, but I think the time will come when they will convert again and the goal will open. We don’t just depend on the forwards, it’s a team, we depend on everything. I start thinking about the attackers and at a certain point the goals will arrive and they will convert. “

“There are many victims and a concern, but we have a team, the players in charge can do it. In these days we will work thinking about Defense and Justice,” said Ibarra. And he added: “After the game I went to say goodbye to the guys who had a huge effort. We need to think about the next games to get back on our feet. It wasn’t our best version and we need to improve next weekend“.

Asked about his feelings in Primera de Boca, Negro said he was happy to be leading the team: “It is a joy to be able to lead the club I love. It’s not the same as heading to the reserve, it’s different. Here Boca is Deportivo Vincere, that’s how it is, it’s a match. One is also forming, but the players are the ones who enter and must determine. We plan for the week, but changes can affect the game. “

Boca on a par with Central.  (Marcello Carroll)

Boca on a par with Central. (Marcello Carroll)

“I think Carlitos knows this well because he is from the house. He raised him well in the game. They came back with two lines out of four and the truth is that they covered all the possibilities to let us in. We did not find that gap that could bring us. at the finish line “, recalled the Boca coach.

Today I am a little worried about the operation of the equipment. Not one line, in general, of course. I couldn’t tell you about people. The fan always wants to win, like us. Boca are Deportivo to win, “he added.

Source: Clarin

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