Markarián about Peru’s soccer: “It is growing”



Markarián about Peru's soccer: “It is growing”
Sergio Markarián admits there is a lot of work to do, but is satisifed with results so far. (Photo: El Comercio)

Despite the tie between Peru and Colombia last night, Sergio Markarián, the Uruguay-born soccer coach expressed confidence in Peru’s national team, reported El Comercio.

“We are making improvements in the five matches we have played so far. We have seen important players and Peru is growing. We are still way behind, but we have to improve,” explained Markarián.

In a brief dialogue with CMD television after the match played in Bogotá, the nicknamed “Magician” by the local press, assured Peru had a difficult match against Colombia last night.

Peru’s Luis Ramirez scored a goal at 31 minutes of the first half. Colombia’s Luis Núñez tied with a goal at 73 minutes, during the second half.

Colombian press this morning said, "Markarián’s team exhibited hierarchy and order to achieve an advantage in the first half of the match and for a while during the second half."

Markarián knows there is still a lot of work to do. “Evaluations will come in the short-term. I told the players that we have to consolidate. There are new players joining the team and others that asked for a second chance,” said the coach.

“We have worked hard and are happy with the results so far. We are not that bad,” he added.

Sergio Markarián was appointed Peru’s national soccer team coach last July. His major goal is to classify Peru for the 2014 Soccer World Cup, to take place in Brazil.