It is true that a renewal of players was imposed. It is a reality that there were many footballers who had already completed their cycle at Boca Juniors, who no longer had more to give to the institution “Xeneize”, that its continuity did not make sense for a new semester.
I am not referring to Carlos Tevez, captain and symbol who decided to move away to be able to decide his future in the final stretch of his career, nor Esteban Andrada Y Nicolás Capaldo, who made the determination to seek a more convenient economic future taking into account the good level that they had been exhibiting.
I’m talking about proper names like Mauro Zárate, Julio Buffarini, Leonardo Jara, Emmanuel Mas, Gonzalo Maroni and Franco Soldano, that beyond their individual conditions had completed a cycle in an entity that requires you to give 100% in each game, in addition to the possible departure of Sebastián Villa and Cristian Pavón, who are in the same situation.
However, I believe that the problem that arises here is that of the new incorporations: not because they do not have the level to reach the team led by Miguel Ángel Russo, but because they do not give the category jump that a club of such magnitude requires it, beyond not having Copa Libertadores de América ahead, at least in this edition.
We have been saying it for a long time: neither Nicolás Orsini, nor Norberto Briasco, nor Esteban Rolón, nor Juan Ramírez nor Luis Advíncula They are those distinctive players that can define you a defining encounter where the potatoes burn, at least a priori. None is pure hierarchy.
I understand that in a flat pass market and without large financial outlays, one has to deal with what he can and has at his disposal, and within this, Boca has incorporated footballers who had stood out in their clubs not long ago. That’s true.
But the “Xeneize”, accustomed to teams rich in names and mixed with youths wanting to fight for a position, Nowadays it is far from being able to have it and on top of that it does not have an XI that comes out of memory, not even a marked identity when it comes to jumping onto the playing field.
Can you reach him to fight in the local tournament and in the Argentina Cup? Surely, since their roster is clearly much more competitive than most local clubs. But nothing resembles Boca from years ago, where the fan already knew that the team would respond in any circumstance. The hierarchy was very far away and, beyond the fact that football is not just names, Boca can pay more than expensive.