Gustavo Costas, the technical who made Barcelona champion after 14 years in drought, has been harshly criticized by foreign reinforcements which he brought to the idol of the Ecuador.
It should not be forgotten that the 2012 team was armed by Luis Zubeldía, the former technical of the yellow team, who left the bench in the middle of the first stage; in that team the only reinforcement which failed to emerge was Pablo Lugüercio, and in the second stage of the 2012 tournament, Costas requested the Argentine forward Juan Carlos Ferreyra and Peruvian Renzo Revoredo, in the last one he gave him more activity but neither of them renewed. For the 2013, Costas requested to the principals, the hiring of Gonzalo Castillejos (forward) and Nicolás Olmedo (midfielder), which have not had a great performance so far and are not very beloved by the fans.
Castillejos has demonstrated very poor performance for actions that had, with two goals in the season (a single goal in the Ecuadorian tournament and a goal at the Libertadores), is whistled whenever he get heat.
In orbit of the Barcelona also players themselves as Neri Cardozo, the skilled Argentine midfielder of 26-year-old who is finalizing his contract with Monterrey in last days of May and the Venezuelan Defender Oswaldo Vizcarrondo, but for that the club should disburse a large amount of money.