"My teams are trying to play football in football, the protagonists in every situation, like a local or a visitor." So he described it inside The third one his own Gustavo Quinterseos idea of a game that he will try to take to the Catholic University, his new club.
As a coach, the Argentine nationalized Bolivian tried to translate it into the national teams of Bolivia, Ecuador and Emelec, among others. And successes more or less, the truth is that at least the throws where he exhibits the DT's personal seal.
"Gustavo always starts his teams on the basis of order, there is no other. And in that order, always try it, and that's something that he likes a lot, a game for bands. It's undoubtedly the dominant idea," says German Korgengia, a former assistant "Kinteros" in the national team of Ecuador and the two Arab clubs he directs.
In this sense, those who worked with him or studied his way of working explain that their systems would be similar to those used by San Jose, with a line of four defenders, two central midfielders with good handling balls, two Quick flyers from the outside, plus two "9", as they did in Ecuador. Or, how well, he will use the 4-2-3-1 variant, which at the moment of defense transforms into 4-4-1-1.
Ronald Raldees, a former defender and who was directed by Quinterteos in Bolivia's election, agrees that the strategist "wants to teams where he leads, begin to arm himself with defense ahead, with a lot of order."
"There will not be such a big difference with Beñat, but in dealing with the ball he will have a little more variations, with shades in the attack and without depending so much on individuality," explains Francisco Perez, INAF coach. He is currently engaged in the analysis of football through the Tactical Concept.
Experts agree that the new student coach is very worried about defense control, orders a lot behind, and then focuses on the offensive. They also say it will be essential to have the right interpreters to implement the idea, with quick players who can go out. "What Gustavo proposes is always to think about the offensive, the idea is offensive at all. Try to play a lot in the opposite field," adds Corengia.
Perez stresses it will be vital to "find those outsiders who need to make the whole trip." This, because on paper, what Quinteteros wants to do is to constantly generate two against one, with quick players supporting breaks on defense lines, accompany the cursor or the outer shuttle and thus qualify the arrivals. In that sense, it seems essential that the remaining signatures comply with these conditions in order to play well from the outside.
"Gustavo almost always tries to play the same way, at home or visiting, against an opponent who is put before, big or small," his former assistant explains.
Regarding the recovery of the ball, Raldees recalled that his former strategist liked it when he did not have a ball, "press more or less in the middle of the court," which will not climb high up to the rival powerhouse. "Overall, we did that in the middle zone, and from that time, when we were recovering, we tried to make a balance."
Thus, Korgengia differentiates its former head Benat San Jose: "Maybe San Jose varied depending on the rival, or if he played on a visit or on a local level. And Gustavo always wants to keep that idea of what we are talking about, to use bands, let's not press, ordering from behind. He will always do everything in his power to prevail his idea. "