After a few tense days in Montevideo, Uruguay, before the match against Peñarol, Club Sport Emelec coach, Gustavo Quinteros held a controversial interview with an Uruguayan journalist, in which he reported that six players were intoxicated because of the hotel’s food and were disturbed by fireworks at dawn.
Last Tuesday, after the match Quinteros was interviewed by Enrique Yanuzzi (Universal Radio). He analyzed the match and then addressed the issue about the intoxication. Yanuzzi, meanwhile, said he was surprised because the Sheraton Hotel is “extremely safe.”
“The result has nothing to do with what happened from 01:00am until 05:00am(Tuesday), with pyrotechnics and that half the team was with stomach problems. (…)”, says Quinteros when Yanuzzi interrupted: “honestly, do not think that this was done by someone who wanted to take some advantage… The pyrotechnics has happened to us too; they are bad fans…”.
But Quinteros replied: “We are not blaming them (Peñarol), but the truth needs to be said. We came here to play a soccer game , not a war. “
Yanuzzi anticipates and predicts that “when Peñarol goes to Ecuador, they will have a bad time… There was no war” and continues:” You spoke about persecution.” Immediately Quinteros cut the interview: “you’re making that up … Well, goodbye “.
However sportscaster reacts against Emelec’s Coach: “He’s a bad loser, a loser in Bolivia, a bad person, who spoke on Ecuadorian media. I was stalking him and he refused to continue talking, because he isn’t right. I know nothing happened! It’s all a lie! So that’s how Emelec will be with this coach.”
Despite the claim of a hostile climate in Uruguay, President of Emelec, Nasib Neme ensured that on the game to play on April 2, “Penarol will be treated with all the guarantees and sports protocol for visiting delegations, and our fans will make a lot noise at the stadium but not outside the hotel, because Emelec, as it is required, will take all the precautions that the local club must take to ensure the security and tranquility to The visitors from arrival at the airport until their return ” .