Regarding Fernando Torres taking the field, he said that "we think about the day-to-day. Fernando played very well. I’m happy with everyone’s work, especially with the people who entered from the bench, like Lucas, who had to enter for Godín, Kranevitter had to play in the absence of Augusto... Young guys. Vietto started, and did very well, Fernando entered and answered with hierarchy. And you saw Carrasco, a different player, with speed, and that gave us alternatives to win a game very fairly and playing very well."
He continued analysing the match and noted that “it was unfair that Kranevitter had to leave because he was doing well, but I understood that we needed more offensive gunpowder in the attack, more speed and more forcefulness with a man like Fernando, more from the box. I'm very happy because it’s not easy. This match has thrilled us and it's not easy to say that so close to the finish line."