Juan Carlos Oblitas confessed that he had no interference in the Renato Tapia case and made heartfelt self-criticism: “Let it not be repeated”

Juan Carlos Oblitas confessed that he had no interference in the Renato Tapia case and made heartfelt self-criticism: “Let it not be repeated”
Juan Carlos Oblitas confessed that he had no interference in the Renato Tapia case and made heartfelt self-criticism: “Let it not be repeated”

Juan Carlos Oblitas confessed that he had no interference in the Renato Tapia case and made heartfelt self-criticism: “let it not be repeated”

The decision of Renato Tapia of not attending the Copa América after not receiving a response from the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF), regarding his request for work insurance, generated great controversy. Various protagonists such as Jorge Fossati, Agustín Lozano or himself ‘pigheaded‘ they spoke out or gave their version of the events. However, the one who was conspicuous by his absence was Juan Carlos Oblitasfrom whom many expected his position as general director of football of the FPF, a fact for which he received criticism from journalists and fans on social networks.

In this context, with the waters calmer and the team already competing in the continental competition, the former soccer player decided to speak out and reveal the reason why he decided to stay out of this controversy:

“This is not the time to talk about that topic. I should have spoken about it at the right time, like any of us, but due to personal reasons I was away from the national team. “Starting to talk at this moment is not the right thing to do,” he declared.

Renato Tapia published for the Peruvian team prior to its debut against Chile in the 2024 Copa América.

However, he also revealed that, once the continental tournament is over, they will review the matter and even encouraged himself to carry out a self-criticism and ensure that they will not make such mistakes again:

“Surely we will do an analysis, when the Copa América ends, of everything. Each department has a responsibility and we will analyze it and see that, if we did something wrong, it will not be repeated.”, he expressed.

He ‘Blind‘ also commented on the controversial statements of Carlos Zambranowho exploded against the criticism that the team received in the run-up to the America Cup. In his opinion, they were some words said in ‘hot’ terms and he recalled that, during his time as coach, the questions from the press were much fiercer:

“Sometimes when we are hot we tend to say things we don’t mean, it has happened to me as a player too. I haven’t spoken with Carlos, but we all have to be together at this moment. I think we exaggerated on that and not taking what he said at face value, we should take it with a grain of salt. He would tell him that I would have liked him to be a player at the time when I was a coach so that he could see what a deadly press was. But, don’t worry, these are things that happen after a game,” he said.

The defender asked for more support from Peru for the national team players. (Video: DIRECTV)

Besides, oblites He referred to the state of the injury Luis Advíncula, who had to be substituted in the first half of the 0-0 draw with Chile. Although it was initially speculated that he ‘Ray‘He would miss the rest of the Copa Américathe manager was hopeful and even hinted that he has a chance of making it to the match on Saturday, June 29 against Argentina at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas.

“Actually they have informed me, but I prefer that the medical and technical part say it. I can tell you that it is very difficult for ‘Lucho’ to be there on Tuesday. God willing so. Is strong. A boy who whenever he has had to get out of these adversities, he has done it. They are going to wait for him until the end. You also have to take care of it because it is the best thing at the moment. The most likely thing is that he will be against Argentina”he reported.

Furthermore, he assured that Christian Cuevawho didn’t even have minutes with the ‘red‘ nor in the friendlies, he has already recovered from his injury and is physically fit to play, so his non-participation is Jorge Fossati’s decision:

“If Cueva is on the bench, it is because he is. The coaching staff has believed it appropriate, together with the medical staff, that the player is fit to play,” he stated.

 
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