Francisco Maturana, with whom Freddy Rincón worked in the Colombia National Team and América de Cali, He also made a message about the death of the Colombian idol.
“It is a very complicated moment, I learned to share joys, but my sadness has been for me alone. It is a difficult moment, but one understands the questions, the desire to pay tribute to an irreproachable person who helped us a lot in our process. Beyond the values, he helped us in the growth of Colombian soccer. Brazilians called him ‘o rei’. He captivated us from the start to be a complement in the game. He contributed in football and in the group, Freddy responded with play and affection”, said Maturana.
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The 73-year-old DT pointed out that It was hard for him to talk about his former player, but he had words of praise for him.
“I find it hard to talk about Freddy Rincón personally, he was part of a group that captivated. That Colombian National Team transmitted many more codes than a collective game, the entire structure is shaken, because with Freddy missing we feel beaten. We feel blessed to have shared with Freddy. She always started in a group, but this time she started alone. I am very respectful, there is no need to generalize and everyone has their feelings and is free to make their own tribute, “he specified.
And I add: “I cannot separate Freddy from the entire family of the National Team. They are all my children and I am proud of them, every day I feel proud of having formed that group since 1987. These days, in the midst of my anguish, I received messages from all over the world, very good ones. All these guys deserve respect and recognition. There was little to say to Freddy, one asked him for something and he always gave everything, not only in the National Team, in America, in Colombian soccer. In those structures, he made a difference. When the aliens come, they will find the history of Colombian soccer and surely the name of Freddy Rincón will be there.”
Maturana told a very intimate detail that happened to him these days after the death of his sports ‘son’.
“In the midst of my pain, it struck me that my children sent me condolences for Freddy’s death as if they were brothers. I knew all those guys and they knew me well, I gave each one the best and they gave me. In that space that I have in my heart, I will always talk to Freddy,” Maturana said.
The Chocó coach spoke about Rincón’s goal in the dying 1-1 against Germany in the 1990 World Cup in Italythat gave the classification to the selected one to the round of 16.
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“Many people knew Freddy for that goal against Germany, perhaps the most important for our football. But there is a lot of work behind it, to get to that moment. The respect, the love between all of us was the basis for building that path. There were moments that today we look at them and they are exceptional cases, the competitiveness was remarkable, healthy, with love and that made us better. Each one competed for a position, but we all fought for the same ideal. History is built by example and we did it in that World Cup in Italy 90. Freddy’s goal was extraordinary, but if you detail the celebration, we were all there, “he concluded.
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