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Cordova: “I did not choose to be in the senior team. The federation asked me to do so.”

Cordova: “I did not choose to be in the senior team. The federation asked me to do so.”

Nicola CordovaTechnical head of the Chilean youth national teams. He spoke with ESPN F90 Chile About the difficult days he went through after assuming the duties of the technical booth La Roja temporarily, In the middle of the final double date of the playoffs, after the resignation of Eduardo Berizzo.

I did not choose to be in the senior team, that is what the federation asked of meI’m the coach who works for them If you need my help at this time, I will obviously offer my services.“He pointed out when asked about his arrival in the national team.

In the same vein, Cordova specified that “It was a complete emergency.” Since “a number of situations arose that almost forced me to be there… I found myself in the place and the moment and it was my turn. “It could be another coach.”

He also pointed out: “I am the technical head of the youth teams and I was asked to lead the U-23 team.. I’m clear that all scenarios can happen“The point is why.”

Regarding how he lived those days with adults, he pointed out that “the first conversation was very short There is a little duel, because Toto (Berizzo) was very popular For the sake of the players,” adding that despite the defeat against Ecuador, what he was looking for had been achieved, which was “to go and compete until the last minute.”

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Regarding what’s to come with Sub 23, Cordova noted, “It would be crazy for me to demand to go and win the South American Championship.”

He concluded his speech by saying: “Today in the youth teams, we ranked eighth, and this is our classification… To move forward we have to build a process.”