“We believe that he is the right person to continue these four or five years to come,” he reiterated before indicating that he left “with great optimism” from his meeting with Gareca.
He considered, however, that the coach should take “a few days of reflection with the family” before “giving a concrete answer that he feels strong enough to continue with this.”
“This is a moment of reflection,” he remarked before pointing out that both the leaders and the technical command and the players have gone through “a very hard moment” because they did not expect to lose the World Cup qualification. However, he expressed his expectation that Gareca “understands that he is fine, this time we had to lose, but we still have a long way to go and we need him to continue leading this process.”
The sports director of the FPF said, however, that Peru has now suffered “a tough defeat”, which will lead him “to think and rethink the issues” to try to determine why, after having an outstanding participation in the South American qualifiers, the national team played a bad game.