What seemed easy for Barcelona, defend his title as Ecuadorian Champion, is becoming more difficult and the future of the team led by Gustavo Costas is getting darker.
At the Libertadores Cup of 2013, Barcelona returned as champion of Ecuador, with the aim of repeating campaigns like those of 1990 and 1998, when they were finalists. But there are no victories and they are at the bottom of the scoreboard.
The Principals deny a crisis, but the reality is that in seven oficial games, Barcelona do not know how to win yet, stands in last place and with consecutive expulsions (José Luis Perlaza in the Libertadores Cup, Michael Arroyo and Damian Diaz, punished by the FEF with one month suspension and a date of the national championship).
Meanwhile, the Paraguayan newspapers announce the addition of Costas as a possible replacement for Jorge Fossati in Cerro Porteño, but the Vice President of the ecuadorian team, Luis Noboa Ycaza, denied the departure of Argentine coach.
“Costas has the full support of the principals and remains in Barcelona. Nobody is going to get Costas out right now for a result that is not the summary of a stage or a phase of the Libertadores” said Noboa yesterday in an interview on Super K800 radio station.
“We move on. I do not think it is time to say that the process ends here, the process ends in December” were Noboa’s words.
But the vice president added: “We can not force anyone, at the time when Zubeldía left. We want to continue the process.”