The arrival of Ricardo Gareca in Chile caused great expectations in the neighboring country. Amid this panorama, the former footballer Nolberto Solano, the technical assistant of the “Tigre” in the Peruvian team, was encouraged to talk about the methodology that the Argentine uses in his teams; However, he surprised when he revealed that he has a “dark side.”
What did Nolberto Solano say about Ricardo Gareca?
Speaking to La Tercera, “Ñol” praised Ricardo Gareca for restoring the Peruvian player’s confidence.
“It's good that you know the good Ricardo, because you don't want to cross paths with the bad Ricardo (laughs) … Commitment comes first, discipline is what leads you to success. There are things you can't agree on.” “An agreement, like discipline, that isn't negotiated. He has that beautiful fatherhood with the footballer, but he also squeezes you under pressure and gives you corrective measures when you misbehave,” he hinted.
According to Solano, what is the “evil Ricardo Gareca” like?
When asked about the “bad Ricardo,” Solano referred to the character of the former Bicolor coach and the limits he set.
“Well, he also has a strong character, like everyone else. He gives in when he needs to give in, but if you cross the line, he gives you nothing. There's a reason he had so much success with Peru. He's not going to come with a machine gun and shoot you. He has to live his life.” Experience. “He doesn't let anyone get carried away, he doesn't care about gossip, he doesn't concern himself with these things. He knows the footballer from his own experience and from that he determines what methods he has to use so that the footballer can react,” he explained.
Nolberto Solano on Ricardo Gareca's career in the Peruvian team. Photo: La Tercera.
When will Ricardo Gareca debut with Chile?
Ricardo Gareca will lead the Chilean team for the first time next time March 26, in a game against France. La Roja will face Kylian Mbappé's team in an international friendly on the FIFA date. However, he will make his official debut on June 21 against Peru at the start of the 2024 Copa América.
Date of the friendly match France vs. Chili. Photo: Twitter.