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After two moments in which he was in command of the squad as an interim, the debutant Restrepo assumed the reins of a team that was not going through a good sporting or economic moment, he imposed an idea of the game in the expensive squad of players, he He advised with experienced men such as Francisco Maturana and René Higuita, and managed to consolidate a process that in a few months reached its first success.
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At 39 years old, Restrepo has no roof, he aspires to continue increasing the team of Cups of which he is also a fan, to continue educating himself, to learn from day to day, under the well-known motto that ‘the most important game is the next’ ; without forgetting his experience as a trainer of new talents to give the club new figures who, as he affirms, “first of all, be better people”.
“This achievement will be marked for life as my first professional title and I hope they can be more, have a successful career in football,” said Restrepo after solving the final series first with a resounding 5-0 victory, in the first leg. in Medellín, and despite their 0-1 defeat in the second leg in Pereira.
His new immediate objective is to be crowned champion of the League, a tournament in which he qualified first in the semifinal home runs and in which he is the top favorite.
“We are happy because it has been three years since the club could not raise a glass. We had difficult moments and during these three years I have been there in the team, and to be able to give joy to all Nacional is very nice ”, added the champion coach.
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Hernán ‘Bolillo’ Gómez, Santiago Escobar, Óscar Héctor Quintabani and the unforgettable Oswaldo Juan Zubeldia (Argentine) won two titles each.
They are followed with an Olympic lap by Francisco Maturana, Norberto Peluffo, Gabriel ‘Barrabás’ Gómez, Carlos Navarrete, Fernando Paternóster (Argentine), César López Fretes (Paraguayan), Luis Fernando Suárez, Juan José Peláez, Hernán Darío Herrera and now Professor Restrepo .
Juan Camilo Álvarez Serrano – FUTBOLRED Correspondent