Atlético Nacional completed a week with group training under the command of Juan Carlos Osorio. The purslane team is preparing for the challenges in the League and the 2020 South American Cup and Vladimir Hernández is one of the key players for the Risaraldense coach. The skilled playmaker will seek to help his team to reconnect with the titles.
“In three years I only won one Cup. It has been difficult, I wanted to win a League and we know what happened in that year (2018), it was a hard time personally and in the group. I still feel indebted, winning a League and an international tournament is something nice, more for the love, respect and admiration that everyone has for me in Medellín. I still owe them and I hope to get a title soon ”, he highlighted.
Regarding his renewal with the greens of Antioquia until December 2021, Vladimir indicated that “I am happy to have renewed one more year in this team, grateful to the colleagues, to the managers, I am happy for the respect they have had for me and with my family. I hope this year will be with many triumphs and many titles ”.
Regarding the group practices and the prompt competition, Hernández pointed out that “we were all waiting for the restart of the group training sessions, of the competition, six months have passed without playing, I think it will cost a bit, but the teams are going to show a good soccer. It started with the Super League and I hope all the players have a good return. Being with colleagues again, being able to hug them, get closer, be with them is something that motivates us a lot. This is another family that we see every day, we have been together for a long time and we even take time to ‘suck cock’ “.
In addition, “despite all the time we were at home, we won a lot physically to face this short tournament and we are going to need all the players. The group looks very good, it is very compact, showing a good physical part and I hope we can show it with good results when the tournament begins ”.
The former Junior spoke about how Juan Carlos Osorio places him in those soccer practices and what he expects of him on the pitch. “The ‘teacher’ (Osorio) has been placing me on the left wing, trying to face the right and seeking that association with (Andrés) the ‘rifle’ Andrade, with Jefferson (Duque) or whoever is in the lead. It’s what the coach wants, the ability to unite, to build a wall, to fix the four defenders with those we have in attack.
Regarding the ‘mister’, “the ‘teacher’ Osorio is a technician who gives one hundred percent, he suffered a lot not having the whole group working, but with the group training we have been working on the tactical part, being in solidarity with the loss of the ball and when we have the ball to be united with the desire to maintain possession ”.
Thinking about what is coming for the League and the South American Cup, Vladimir explained that “we have maintained a base, only Daniel (Muñoz) left a player who contributed a lot, but we have a great group, we spend a lot of time together and that is going to help to find the League and the South American Cup. We are on the right track, we hope to achieve the necessary results to fight for those titles ”.
Finally, the player spoke about the risks that will be run when football returns. “There is fear, not only because of crashes, because in this group we are very loyal and we go without the intention of harming our partner. It goes more for the muscular aspect due to the lack of activity, but the coaching staff has been watching us and just by warning a fatigue, they lower the intensity ”.
Juan Camilo Alvarez Serrano
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