Cristal went from the supposed ‘little bed’ in Rímac to touching the sky with her hands in the Bolivian capital. That episode after the match against César Vallejo he confronted Nunes with some of his players and left an image as proof that things were not going well in Florida. The disagreement between the Brazilian coach and captain Yoshimar Yotún was recorded in front of the cameras, generated all kinds of reactions and was the excuse for DT to make his position available. The club did everything possible to retain him and even his own squad asked him to stay. Everything in silence, inside the house, as problems have to be solved. And what came after is a known story: 10 games unbeaten and the peace of mind that his players put their chests out for him.
They say that football is like life and there are a thousand arguments that can support that statement. Cristal has hers, because what she experienced in just over a month was an example of learning by hitting the head. It was a necessary mistake of a teenager that served as an experience to be a better adult. It was a spiritual reconciliation with the love of your life after a strong argument. Making mistakes is part of the path to success and the sky-blues – from those who make decisions to those who take to the field to defend the club’s colors – understood it perfectly.
Today, it is more useful for Cristal to look back, assess the journey and not just the photo of the moment. It is true, the feats in life are enjoyed like the triumphs in soccer, but she enjoys herself much more when there is growth involved, a change for the better. And in Cristal, that change is noticeable in the commitment of its players. From those who raised their level like Sosa and Brenner, to those who claimed their role as leaders like Yotún. Everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, has a responsibility in the sublime moment that they have to live.
For this reason, what happened with Cristal should be an example of improvement for the rest of the clubs. As a growing man, he made a mistake, recognized the mistake and corrected it. And each of those stages allowed him to be someone better. The team is solid, committed and with the attitude required to achieve the sporting goals set at the beginning of the year. The celestial feeling comes to the surface and the fan is excited about what can happen. Under the Nunes command, Cristal is still alive in the Libertadores, and faces the Clausura with the hope of regaining the throne in Peruvian soccer.
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