Fernando Palomo, ESPN commentator
ESPN journalist Fernando Palomo spoke about the reasons for the sacking of coach Hugo Perez, the comments made by the national team’s sporting director Diogo Gama, and what needs to be improved in national football. The Salvadoran commentator revealed a situation in which he was told about Cuscatleco’s soccer reserves.
Palomo said some teams in the country “do not love” their reserve players and treat them like “slaves” as they are not treated well as professional football players. “Clubs don’t have stadiums and there are teams that don’t love their substitutes. They treat them like slaves, that’s what they told me.”
“If you hear about the team’s reserve team coming from Morazan to Ahuachapan, it will probably take about three hours.The players are taken to the match at 5 a.m. and arrive at the place where they have to play. Some players don’t play games.” They eat breakfast, play a game, come back with tortillas or a bag of bread, a few beans, sometimes they add cheese when they’re fancy, and this is football. This is the treatment given to players. “He will play in the first division in this pseudo-professional environment managed by Salvadoran soccer players,” Palomo said.