The fans of Boca They were very upset with the team after losing the final of the Conmebol Libertadores compared to Fluminense by 2-1, in Rio de Janeiroand the first one pointed out for failure was Frank Fabrawho was sent off in extra time and left the Argentine team with 10 men.
The Colombian, who saw the red card for slapping his rival Ninohad not played a good game either, the press accused him of being responsible for the first score of the Fluwhich had the participation of Jhon Arias, and not be decisive as in other commitments of the contest.
All the comments from the Argentine media, the fans and different people against the left back, would be affecting him emotionally and proof of this was what the vice president of Boca, Juan Román Riquelmeabout what happened in practice on Monday, November 6.
During a press conference, Riquelme He not only explained the reasons why Jorge Almiron resigned as coach of Boca, but instead referred to Frank Fabra’s situation and revealed that he is very emotionally beaten, to the point that he felt very sad after the final on November 4.
“Today is Monday (November 6), two days have passed and he came to training crying. He got out of his car, walked by wearing a cap and crying. “He loves our club very much, he did a lot for us to reach the final,” said the club vice president.
Riquelme highlighted that the Colombian was fundamental in the contest and the criticism comes from some local media: “He was the best against Racing and against Palmeiras in La Bombonera. “The press sometimes falls in love with the players and that’s good for us because they fell in love with many of our players, but I don’t watch football like they do.”
The vice president also referred to other important actions of the defender at the club: “Fabra was an important player in these four years in which we were. He scored a goal on the Gimnasia field, he gave a pass to Benedetto on the Lanús field, he scored a great goal against Tigre in the final. He scored one of the most beautiful goals that was on the Vélez field against Rosario Centra.”
Finally, Juan roman riquelme He made it clear that “Fabra is an outlier, he makes mistakes like everyone else and today he came down crying, imagine how he is. That speaks very well of him, it hurts him a lot. “You have to be patient, get up and compete again.”
If the pain of losing a final Libertadoreswith expulsion included, was enough of a blow to Frank Fabrais now in doubt for the match against Saint Lawrenceby League Cupsince he left with a physical discomfort that puts him in doubt about the commitment, according to the newspaper Ole.
The Argentine media pointed out that the Colombian suffered a blow to the knee which was noticed when he went out to the dressing room due to the red card because he was not walking well, then the medical team will have the last word on the condition of the left back for the crucial match.
If factory is not available for the match, the first option in his position is Marcelo Saracchia defender who added some minutes in the second half of 2023 and is emerging as one of the players to take into account for the 2024 season.
It is worth remembering that the full-back would have the option of being called up by the Colombia selection For the playoffs, he added minutes against Uruguay and Ecuadorand surely the technician Nestor Lorenzo take it into account again, beyond the criticism for what happened in the Conmebol Libertadores.
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