Interviews

Q&A WITH DUSCHER

04 Oct 2018
Aldo Pedro Duscher is starting his career as a coach, he visited Depor during the week in order to expose his projects to Tino FernŠndez and Carmelo Del Pozo; he also conceded an interview to La Voz de Galicia and talked about Deportivo.

Q: How did you find the club?
A: I found a club aware of what has happened and eager to return to Primera. Carmelo is a person who understands this and is taking firm steps, but also sure ones to return to the elite. Hopefully things go well because Deportivo deserves to be up. For its people. For its history. The sense of belonging must be imposed on the players. It cannot be that they donít win as much as they lose. Deportivo, at least as a local, have to win always. You have to put in the head of the players what Depor is. It gives me a lot of anger to see Celta in Primera and Depor in Segunda, when we were always above. We were always great and we have to be great again. Current players have to put the history of Depor in their heads. And once they understand it, they will show that they can wear that shirt. As soon as they do, people will be with them, because our fans are with us.

Q: Itís clear that the version of Duscher as a coach hasnít lost the character.
A: Itís that without it there is nothing. I just landed on this, because I only trained the team of my hometown. But I have clear what I want. You can talk about systems and thatís very good. But in football there is much more. I like well-organized teams in defence and then in attack do things that you have learned from other coaches, in addition to new features that you try to impose. But, then my team has to run. It has to face each game like the last one. I learned that by playing. The Depor in which I was behaved like a big team, with stars, but nobody left the field without giving everything. And when we lost, we went home sad. We all had a clear idea of what to do, but when someone got confused, then there were players like Djalma, Mauro, Donato... How fast they put you back in.

Q: Irureta was the coach who coached you the most, what has Duscher the coach learned from him?
A: Jabo had as his main virtue to be very observant. He was quickly pointing to the playerís errors. I came from always playing in a more advanced position and he put me as a defensive midfielder. He was very smart. He saw football very well. I didnít play much because we had Mauro [Silva], but I learned a lot by watching that big player. And thanks to Jabo, for putting me there, because I think that I kept on doing the race.

Q: There are no coaches of that court anymore
A: No way. Now everyone lives inside the club. This has evolved a lot. They arrive at seven in the morning and leave until the night. They are studying the rival all day, watching the youth teams... They leave nothing to chance. And I feel identified.

Q: Have things changed a lot since your days as a player?
A: Everything has changed a lot. Now the players have to eat breakfast and eat together, because the rest of the time they are on social networks and they donít relate. In our time. we made a lot of life in common. And life with the city. We went to the supermarket together, we were drinking together... A lot of that has been lost and with that the complicity with the fans.

Q: Who was the player that surprised you most at Depor?
A: Djalma. In each training he did something different. He had magic, quality and personality. He did things from another planet. Itís true that sometimes the chain came out, but it was an out of series.

Q: Like the header to Irureta.
A: Okay, yes. But is that... I donít know. These are things that happen. He wasnít playing, it was very competitive and the training was spicy. Then he started to argue with Melo, Jabo got in and what happened it happened.

-Q: Many years have passed. Uncover what happened inside the changing room.
A: Nothing out of the ordinary. I remember that Djalma met with the coach. We were concerned about the transcendence that could have that incident facing the outside world, that the noise from outside wasnít going to destabilize the group. But then, it was taken normally. In the changing rooms these things happen... There was even some laughter in the dressing room. Nothing that doesnít happen in another place of work in which the boss and a partner argue [he laughs now too].

Q: You were harassed by the English press.
A: It was surreal. After the incident [with Beckham] the next day I found journalists at the door of the house. They chased me until the training and there were 20 cameras there. They didnít leave me alone until I met them all and I had to ask for public forgiveness, when I had already spoken with him.

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