The River Plate president has been complaining about the synthetic turf and poor condition of the pitch ahead of their make-or-break Copa Libertadores tie in Peru.
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River Plate are already in Peru preparing for their vital game against Juan Aurich. A defeat could spell disaster for the Argentine giants after losing against San Jose and drawing against Tigres in their opening two group games.
Although the team is confident of being able to return home with three points, the conditions of the pitch could become an obstacle for Gallardo’s team.
“I am concerned about the field, from what I’ve seen and heard synthetic grass is different. We are not used to it and they say it can be very windy. But I trust in our team” said Rodolfo D’Onofrio, River Plate president.
“When I look at the team, I am convinced that we have a very good chance of winning tomorrow. We have a great team, we kept the foundation that made us champions [last season] and brought in more good players” he added.
The game kicks-off at 20:15 local time on Thursday evening.