With a better second half, Deportivo Independiente Medellín came close to winning the Antioquia classic against Atlético Nacional. The red team from Antioquia showed improvement in their game and thanks to the outstanding work of their goalkeeper Andrés Mosquera Marmolejo, they added a point that brings them closer to the fight for a place among the eight. At the end of the game, coach Julio Comesaña valued the level of play of his team and was satisfied with this equality.
“The team with the anxiety of looking for the game, we positioned ourselves incorrectly in the first half, something that was not the order. The rival wore us down and they arrived very easily. In the second half, we went back a little more and with shorter spaces we went out to press and things changed. Nacional could not enter the middle of the field and was dedicated to throwing, we faced a team with more work time, it has unbalancing players. We have barely a month, but I am very satisfied with what the team has shown, ”said the Uruguayan.
Regarding the performance of his goalkeeper, Comesaña remarked that “we enjoy a sure goalkeeper who generates confidence and although the rival unbalances us, Andrés (Mosquera Marmolejo) is always in control of situations. We want him to have less work in the future ”.
The strategist highlighted the campaign of both teams, how they came in their performance and the merit of DIM to get a point from him as a visitor, although they played for Atanasio. “I don’t know if reality is lost sight of, we came to this game with Nacional leading with 32 points and we with 18, nobody believed in this result. They thought a win against, you can not lose sight of reality, that difference in points is not a coincidence. Despite the poor state of the playing field, we generated quick starts and we were able to achieve risky options in the rival field ”.
Regarding what he liked about the red game, Julio Avelino specified that “we improved with the ball, especially in the second half when we were shorter. We circulated better, we had more arrivals, we tried with medium distance, I am happy, we showed improvement in many aspects. When a team starts playing and dominates it, it wants us to go looking for it and if we press badly, we lose pressure men. You have to play smart, taking into account the work to get things done. I’m leaving happy, because they thought they were going to beat us ”.
For his part, Jean Pineda, who had a good performance in the game, said that “we are happy with the performance of the team, we were able to win it, but with that desire to go for the game, we neglected in the brand. This point is valuable, thinking about the classification. The team did what they could, we are happy with the performance, we are happy with the result. They tied us with a memory play ”.
Juan Camilo Alvarez Serrano
En Twitter: @juanchoserran8