The former soccer player Andres Perez, who played with Deportivo Cali between 2009 and 2018, a period in which he won three Cup, League and Superliga titles, referred to the situation that the sugar team is going through in terms of results, and gave a separate chapter to the subject Theo-Mayer. A conflict that focuses all eyes in the midst of the difficult panorama that has the Verdiblanco last in the table with a single point.
In dialogue with ESPN Soccer Show, Pérez mentioned that this is not a fight between the captain and the coach.
“Beyond the player he is, because Teo is a great player, he goes through the discipline part. As far as I understand, because I don’t know how the situation is, it’s that he didn’t show up when he should show up, and one as a coach has to see all the players equally”, Andrés Pérez mentioned about some late arrival that would be charging him and from which none is exempt.
And he added that these types of situations happen but that it has had repercussions because it is Teófilo Gutiérrez: “suddenly sometimes many things are put on the outside that are not good for the team. In itself it is an act of indiscipline that if Teo does not comply or the 17-year-old boy, the same situation is going to happen, but because it was Teo it sounds more “.
Pérez believes that it is not a fight and applauded that Mayer Candelo impose discipline, whoever he is. “I don’t feel that they are fighting but that they are fulfilling something that is part of the team’s discipline, such as issuing a fine or a sanction. It is something that everyone must accept. I think that it must hurt Teo not to be with his team because he is the Captain, it’s hard to be out. This will make him reflect because it’s hard to be a benchmark and not be in. For me, that’s harder for Teo than the sanction”.
Finally, the former soccer player who also played for Millonarios and Santa Fe, Mayer Candelo arrived at the club at a difficult time and the results have not been given to him; he asked for backup. “He knows the institution well. He is a guy with a lot of experience and knows how it works. He is the right person for this situation. Mayer has not started well, but he will have the courage to move this forward, he is in a difficult moment and it is here where you have to trust him. Let him work and recognize that he didn’t take the team at the right time”.