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Honduras optimista a pesar de la derrota ante Venezuela

Acción del partido amistoso internacional amistoso entre Honduras (uniforme blanco) y el visitante Venezuela el 4 de Febrero, 2015 en San Pedro Sula. (Foto: Cortesía Diario El Heraldo)

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras.- A pesar de sufrir una derrota por 3-2 ante el visitante  Venezuela en un amistoso jugado el miércoles, Honduras sacó cosas positivas en el debut como entrenador de Jorge Luis Pinto.

Aunque la racha sin victorias de los Catrachos  se extendió a cinco partidos, el colombiano de 61 años , no dudó en señalar algunos argumentos para dicho optimismo.

“Me gustaron muchas cosas del equipo,” dijo Pinto. “Manejamos muy bien el contragolpe, el volumen de juego, el criterio del manejo del balón", afirmó el estratega. Decir que vamos por buen paso me gusta. Con perder un partido no puedo estar contento, pero me voy satisfecho.”

Sin embargo, Pinto se apresuró a reconocer que hay mucho trabajo por hacer.

“No hemos llegado al punto ideal,” destacó el ex entrenador de  Costa Rica.  “El equipo presionó a Venezuela en todo momento, el partido no tuvo la belleza ni el esplendor que hubiésemos querido. No es fácil de la noche a la mañana cambiar o poner otro estilo.”

Los venezolanos tomaron una ventaja de 3-0  con goles de corto alcance, para que después  Antony Lozano y Juan Pablo Montes iniciaran la remontada de Honduras que al final se quedó corto.  El rendimiento global, sin embargo,  dejó satisfecho al capitán y mediocampista Oscar Boniek García haciendo eco similar a lo expuesto por  Pinto.

"Lo mejor es sacar lo positivo,” declaró García, quien milita para el Houston Dynamo de la MLS.  “Los errores los pagamos caro.  Me gustó la agresividad que pusimos y siento que se van a venir cosas buenas, interesantes, hay que seguir trabajando, darle el respaldo al profesor (Pinto) y no nos dejemos llevar por este primer partido porque todavía falta cosas que mostrar.”

Honduras tendrá otra oportunidad de demostrar el progreso bajo la tutela de Pinto, cuando visite Venezuela el 11 de febrero en Barinas.

 
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