LDU idol from Quito asked Paolo Guerrero to win the 2024 Copa Sudamericana: “I wish we could bring him back”

LDU idol from Quito asked Paolo Guerrero to win the 2024 Copa Sudamericana: “I wish we could bring him back”
LDU idol from Quito asked Paolo Guerrero to win the 2024 Copa Sudamericana: “I wish we could bring him back”

LDU idol from Quito asked Paolo Guerrero to win the Copa Sudamericana: “I wish we could bring him back”

LDU of Quito won 2-0 University of Sports at the Rodrigo Paz Delgado stadium for date 6 of Group D of the Copa Libertadores 2024. Although they were already eliminated from the tournament, because they had no mathematical chance of advancing to the round of 16, the victory allowed them to occupy third place, which gives them a place in the playoffs of this season. South American Cup, competition in which they were proclaimed champions last season.

At the end of the meeting, Alexander Dominguezgoalkeeper and idol of the ‘King of Cups‘, he took time to praise the ‘creams‘, and stated that they do not have much time to celebrate, because this Sunday, June 2, they visit Deportivo Cuenca for the last date of the LigaPro of Ecuador, and they have a chance to be declared winners.

I said it when I arrived in Peru, that we were going to face a very difficult, very complicated opponent, who plays very good football, who has very great players.. I know the coach and many players who had the opportunity to play with me. But well, today our mentality was to get the three points to try to dream of something nice, because for us it is very important to play the South American. Now to rest and think about the last date we have left, which will also be a battle, the weekend,” he declared to radio Ovación.

Universitario lost 2-0 to LDU de Quito on date 6 of Group D of the Copa Libertadores 2024.

Regarding the team’s new challenge, the Sudamericana, the goalkeeper of the Ecuadorian team, stated that they would like to have the Peruvian attacker again, Paolo Guerrero, to have more chances of repeating the title in the continental competition. He ‘Predator‘He was key in achieving this title in 2023, contributing his hierarchy on the playing field and scoring 3 goals in 7 games, two of them in the semifinals against Defensa y Justicia. “I wish we could bring it back to Paolo Guerrero, and be able to get it again”.

Paolo Guerrero won the 2023 Copa Sudamericana with LDU de Quito. Credit: Conmebol
Paolo Guerrero won the 2023 Copa Sudamericana with LDU de Quito. Credit: Conmebol

Alexander Dominguez He resumed the analysis of the match and pointed out that the striker’s goal Alex Arce about the end of the first half was key, and that allowed the ‘creams‘, in their attempt to match it, leave behind and the second of Lisandro Alzugaraybecause, under normal circumstances, it is very difficult to break their defensive block.

“I’m leaving happy, content. The team responded as we wanted, we had good ball possession. Luckily at the end of the first half we scored a goal. In the second half they tried to go out and open more spaces for us to complicate things, because They are a team that defends very well, they get in behind and it is very difficult to get into them.”.

Finally, he referred to the homophobic chants uttered by some fans of League of Quito against Fabian Bustos, and which caused the indignation of the Argentine coach and the entire Ate institution. “These are things that happen. I hope the issue can be stopped because it is not normal. This is folklore, this is something very beautiful. “Those things dirty football and I hope everything returns to normal,” he concluded.

Paolo Guerrero and Alexander Domínguez were fundamental for LDU to win the 2023 Copa Sudamericana
Paolo Guerrero and Alexander Domínguez were fundamental for LDU to win the 2023 Copa Sudamericana

Paolo Guerrero signed a one-year contract, with the option to extend it for one more, with Cesar Vallejo. For this reason, it is difficult for him to leave the club in the middle of the season. In fact, shortly after signing with the club, he tried to go back on his decision, because he and his family were extorted by criminals from the city of Trujillo. Despite this, the board remained firm in its position of not letting him leave, so he ended up staying.

He ‘Predator‘He missed the last few games due to a muscle tear, although he hopes to make it to the next Copa America 2024. So far he has played 9 games and scored 3 goals.

 
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