One of the most important jewels that Boca currently has is Alan Varela, a player who took advantage of each of the opportunities that Miguel Ángel Russo gave him in the last semester, earning the undisputed ownership and becoming a very important player.
Everyone thought that the 20-year-old youth would start in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores Eighth Finals, however, the last decision of coach Xeneize was not to include him in the starting 11 and leave him on the bench, situation that annoyed the vast majority of fans.
It was until minute 70 where Miguel Ángel Russo decided to put Varela, and the change in the feet team was quickly seen, the kid again demonstrated that simple game, his good game reading, the great ball recovery, the exact location, the times to handle the ball and the ability he has to distribute balls, although in the end it was useless as the match ended in a zero-goal draw.
Alan Varela made it clear once again that he has to start because it is not possible that one of the best players that Boca has is wasted on the bench in very important games. After everything that happened last semester, in Boca there is no time to experiment with the new reinforcements, the reinforcements have to earn their place, something that Varela has earned for a long time.
It is known that this decision was made mainly due to the injury that Agustín Almendra had a few days ago, since his place was taken by Diego González, and although “The octopus” had a very good performance, the non-ownership of Alan Varela is not understood.
Next Tuesday the return of this key will be played, where surely everything will return to normal and we will see Varela again in the half court because this game will be one of those that defines the future of coach Xeneize who ends his contract in December.
In the Xeneize squad a golden generation of youths is being born, they do not have to waste them when making these types of decisions.