Millionaires kick off their 2023 with two friendlies in the United States. The Bogota team, which advances its preseason ahead of the start of the BetPlay League, He traveled to Florida on Tuesday to play his first games of the year with 20 players. Hertha Berlin, from Germany, and River Plate, from Argentina, the rivals.
Before leaving, coach Alberto Gamero confirmed that Fernando Uribe, a recent addition, will not be part of the tour of the United States. The striker, who played for Junior de Barranquilla in 2022, stays in Bogotá to do physical work thinking about the start of official competitions.
“We want this little week to have more of an adaptation that we want and that we have it ready for the start of the tournament. We think that by staying, you can do more strenuous physical work. We are going to play two games there (USA) and we are not going to have time to work on the physical part And what we want with him is for him to recondition himself a little more.” said the coach to Win Sports at El Dorado Airport.
Although Gamero reported that the other two signings, Daniel Giraldo and Leonardo Castro, were in the delegation that traveled for the friendlies. Last hour The attacker also did not board the flight and stayed in the country, according to the club, it was due to a personal and family matter for which the new striker could not travel.
The duel with Hertha Berlin will be held this Wednesday, January 11, from 7:00 pm (Colombia time), at the Osceola Heritage Park in Orlando. Three days later, on Saturday 01/14, Millonarios will end their tour against River Plate at Lockhart Stadium, home of Inter Miami.
Secondly, DT Samario said that the club could finalize the hiring of a defender in the next few days. With his arrival the list would be complete, although a last-minute incorporation is not ruled out. As reported by Snail Radio VbarJorge Arias was offered to the blue team.
“We are waiting for a center, we are close to a center and I think that we would leave with the central defender for the moment, without closing doors,” concluded Gamero.