Thursday, August 30, 2007

Welcome Back!

Although it may seem like it, this post has nothing to do with Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. In fact, it may even be a bigger hit than the children's TV show.


Today, August 30, 2007, the return of Juan Pablo Carrizo to River Plate has been made official. Since his departure a month ago, the 23-year old goalkeeper has not been able to get his European Passport. The Italians do not want him to take up a foreign spot on the team, and have not even paid a single penny for the transfer yet. Therefore, they decided to loan him out to another club for the rest of the season.

Despite having offers from Real Zaragoza and Racing Santander (both from Spain), Carrizo opted to return to River Plate. The question is, will he get his spot back? The question may seem ridiculous due to his amazing capabilities, but taking Juan Marcelo Ojeda out of the starting goalkeeper spot would be like a slap in the face to ex-Rosario Central player. Not only that, but his self-esteem and confidence could possibly drop, and who knows if he will ever recuperate his current form again. In my opinion, Carrizo should start in the Torneo Apertura, while Ojeda should be given a shot in the Copa Sudamericana. If one of them under-performs, the other would take his place. It would be a pity to not have Carrizo start in every game, but Ojeda has been doing plenty to deserve more than a spot on the bench.

Opinions?

3 comments:

loes said...

I think Passarella have to let the boys play who are (in his opinion)plays best at that moment. So maybe that is Carrizo. It's the same issue to me that he doesn't let Mauro play last sunday.That hurts a little to me! But that's all in the game, don't you think?
But i'm glad Carrizo is back and i feel a little sorry for Ojeda.
And when does the Copa Sudamericana begins?

Locoxriver said...

"It's the same issue to me that he doesn't let Mauro play last sunday.That hurts a little to me! But that's all in the game, don't you think?"

- Agreed. I too wanted to see Rosales play, yet the three fowards who did play (Ruben, Falcao, and Alexis Sanchez) were awesome! Besides them, we have Roly Zarate. This is very hard competition for Rosales. Let's just hope he gets the playing time he deserves.

"But i'm glad Carrizo is back and i feel a little sorry for Ojeda."

- Same here. Carrizo is the best Argentine goalkeeper at the moment, but Ojeda has been waiting patiently for his chance and has demonstrated why he arrived at this institution. Either way, I'd still give Carrizo most of the minutes.

"And when does the Copa Sudamericana begins?"

- It has already started. In fact, it began almost a month ago! River, though, will debut in the round of sixteen vs. the winner of Botafogo-Corinthians (Botafogo won the first leg 3-1). No dates have been confirmed for our matches, but the Round of Sixteen games are expected to be played between September 11 and October 4.

- Locoxriver

gabriel said...

great news for River...finally