It has been four years in a row to be forgotten at the University of Chile. Of course, perhaps someone will be able to remove the 2020 season from the list, when Walter Montillo led a squad that finished third, but certainly far from giving Universidad Católica a fight and with chances of playing the promotion until practically the end of the contest. In 2021, perhaps the most critical tournament, the Blues were saved from relegation in the last two minutes of the game, and in the current course the ghost of B still looms.
For this reason, the slogan for 2023 and considering the rise that the university cast has exhibited since the arrival of Sebastián Miranda at the bank, is to return to the fight, to the outposts, a scenario that has not been repeated since 2018. And for that, they already seem to have started the preparation of the team.
Specifically, as revealed Cooperative Radioin Azul Azul they contacted two footballers who had a blue past and who were champions: Eugenio Mena, part of Jorge Sampaoli’s legendary squad, and Lorenzo Reyes, who turned around in Ángel Guillermo Hoyos’ eleven.
The case of the left back, still a regular at La Roja, is the one that is perceived as more complicated. Of course, because “Keno” is one of the figures of Racing Club, which with one day to go before the end of the Argentine tournament occupies second position, one point behind the leader Boca Juniors. In Avellaneda they want to retain Mena in any way. The xeneizes would also have asked about him, and it is even said that the Catholic University was ahead of the race.
The “Lolo”, meanwhile, by the way, is more accessible, although there is a not minor issue: his great season in Ñublense also seems to have aroused the interest of Colo Colo, for which he would become the first classic of the transfer market . There is also the fact that the Chillanejos will play international cups and it is another reason that seduces contention.
Precisely, in the event that the blues win the Chile Cup and qualify for the Copa Libertadores, the chances that they accelerate for both would increase. Anyway, in Azul Azul they are already moving cranes to change the face of a project that once again disappointed.