Guillermo Barros Schelotto entered into the Luis Aragonés sala, where press conferences are held at Las Rozas, to talk about the CONMEBOL Libertadores final against River Plate. The second leg will take place at the Santiago Bernabéu and his message was clear: "This is the match where you need to take risks. When I was a footballer, I never thought about the fear of losing. I always thought about being better than my rival."
Sitting in front of the world's press, Guillermo dedicated a few minutes to explain the style of his side. "We haven't lost our attacking spirit. We have changed our style because we lost Gaga and he's now just coming back. The team aggressively imposes itself on their rival." When he was pressed further on his attacking options he said this: "We know that, if we go out and attack, we'll score goals. If there's one characteristic this Boca team has, it's that it goes on the attack and it scores goals."
"We've had a very clear play style over the last three years. In the first leg at La Bombonera, because of the injury to Pavón, we had to change (our system) and we liked it. Both styles produced results. We'll play with one of those (systems) but the only person who knows the team is me," underlined the coach. He didn't want to be drawn on whether or not Pavón is fit enough to start. However Guillermo wanted to point out the key role his Colombian players have in his team. "They bring so much to the table. Wilmar has shown his quality during his time here."
From Las Rozas, he took the opportunity to talk about the place where the Superclásico will be played: "Boca has raised the bar so high for Argentinian football. Boca, like River, have imposed on teams with lots of history in South American and they deserve this final."