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From youth to intensity, Sebastián Battaglia's Boca strengthens with its own distinctive stamp


The team is undefeated and won 14 of 18 points with DT. The kids appear in great shape: this time it was Montes, who even contributed a goal.

09/18/2021 10:47 PM

  • Clarí

  • sports

Updated 09/18/2021 10:47 PM

It was a rare game that Boca Juniors played in Tucumán: he went from having a great first half,

perhaps the best

since Sebastián Battaglia was the coach, to suffering until the end due to the infinite air shipments from Atlético Tucumán.

But the



and is undefeated with the new DT: he won 4 and drew 2;

he added 14 of the 18 points in dispute.

And there is more than just the harvest of points:

the idea of ​​Battaglia is emerging.

It was clear in the initial stage: it was an intense team, with many societies and with footballers of different ages.

There is a search there and it is to incorporate the youngest.

That is why Sebastián, who was working in the Reserve, was chosen to replace Miguel Angel Russo.

The one who appeared in Tucumán was

Rodrigo Montes

, a midfielder with talent and sacrifice who had his baptism with a goal.

Of the many good midfielders that Boca has in the Reserve, perhaps the least renowned is Montes.

There is talk of

Varela, Medina, Almendra

and even Vicente Taborda, who scored Boca's goal in the 1-1 draw of the Reserve.

Rodrigo Montes celebrates his first goal in Primera.

Photo Marcelo Carroll (special envoy)

Montes made his debut against Banfield in the game played by all the youth players because the professional team was isolated after the scandal against Atlético Mineiro for the Copa Libertadores in Belo Horizonte.

It was one of the highlights that time.

But he hadn't had any more chances until last night.

The midfielder was born in the Mutual Chacra neighborhood, Córdoba, on April 3, 2000 and has Juan Román Riquelme as his idol.

This is what his father told him after the boy's debut against the



The youth arrived at Boca at the age of 13 and in June of this year he signed a contract until 2025. "Since I was a child I have waited for this moment and it was my turn today," Montes said timidly.

And he continued: “

In my town of Córdoba they must be re happy for my goal.

At first I was a little nervous, although later I settled down and was able to help the team.

The 11 from Boca who played perhaps the best first half of the Battaglia cycle.

Photo Marcelo Carroll (special envoy)

The inclusion of juveniles is not the only virtue of Battaglia: it

is expanding the range of possibilities


In José Fierro, Orsini, Pavón, Cardona, Fabra, Pavón and Lisandro López reappeared with a good level.

“I am happy with the goal.

I train to play and Sebastián knows it well.

I'm not going to lie:

it kills me not to play;

It kills me to sit on the bench

and watch my teammates drop everything.

But I say it and I do it with all respect, "said


after the 2 to 1 victory.

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Source: clarin

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