"An achievement for all of Ecuador," says Canary Ramirez after winning South American

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Asuncion, Nov 9 (EFE) .- The technician of the Ecuadorian Independiente del Valle, the grancanario Miguel Angel Ramirez, said that the conquest of the South American Cup, this Saturday in Asuncion 3-1 against the Argentine Colon, is something great for him club and for all Ecuador.

It is "something so great for the club, for Ecuador, for all of us," the coach told the press conference, adding the merit of winning the first South American Cup played at the final, at Pablo Rojas, the stadium from Cerro Porteno.

He also said that, coming from the world of training, "I did not expect to be here today as champion of the South American Cup."





"For me it means a prize and not a gift, gifts are given for free and for prizes one has had to do something. We are so competitive that we wanted to win the Cup," he told the media.

He also reflected on the process that took him to Asuncion, where today he gave a joy to all Ecuadorians.

"For me it is to look back and see many trips, a lot of work, a lot of training and many people who were part of my path, some putting stones to stumble and others helping me to continue to improve," he shared.

And he concluded: "Football does not always understand justice, but I believe that all the way to the final and not only today we did everything to deserve to be closer to winning than losing."

The coach was interrupted at a time of the press conference by his players, who sang and danced in an impromptu celebration to which Ramirez joined.

The Spaniard wore a T-shirt in memory of Josue Mauricio Quinonez, a player of the inferiors of Independiente killed in 2000 in a street assault, at age 19.

Next to Ramirez appeared the veteran Carlos Pellerano, who declared that "this type of achievement is not achieved every day and I think we will realize when time passes surely of the dimension of this tournament as large as the South American Cup."





"As far as I am concerned, I am very proud to be part of this group. We have it well deserved and enjoy it here with families is something that will never be erased," added the 37-year-old.

Greetings to the team were added by the president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, who congratulated the technical team and players of Independiente del Valle for his victory.

"Today, all Ecuador celebrates with you, guys. Congratulations Independent for this historic triumph. Independiente Del Valle champion of the South American!" Said Moreno in a message through social networks.

The Ecuadorian team achieved in Asuncion what is so far their greatest sporting achievement, which also crowns ten years of transformation by the hand of an entrepreneur, Michel Deller, who has based his strategy on technical training and social values.

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