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Miguel “piojo” Herrera, coach of the Tigres UANL of Mexican soccer, He threw flowers to his team this Friday and assured that they are getting closer to their best football, with one of the best attack lines in the Apertura 2021 tournament.
“We are getting closer every day, we are doing quite well, I see the team ready; we are one of the most offensive, with more shots on goal, more centers, more rhythm and dynamics ”, initially voiced the “Louse.”
The Tigers, who lost in their last game 1-0 to leader America, are in fourth place in the standings and they need to win their next two games to go directly to the quarterfinals.
In that sense the coach Herrera stated that his team is focused on finishing in the top four and for the moment he is proposing to beat coach Marcelo Leaño’s Chivas de Guadalajara this Saturday, on the penultimate date of the championship.
“Marcelo has changed the appearance of the team, he has given them more confidence, according to what the boys say. It will be a difficult, dynamic team; it has raised in the last dates and it is necessary to be attentive ”, indicated.
During this opening tournament, the Tigers exhibit a record of five wins, seven draws and three losses, accumulating a total of 22 points to be in fourth place, however, León and Cruz Azul, who are fifth and sixth, respectively, have a pending game that could leave the feline team out.
“We have to do our thing, not think about what can happen with rivals or with other games. The matches are not going to be easy, but the team is aware that by winning we ensure direct arrival in the league, “he added.
On the other hand, Herrera spoke of the title won by the Rayados de Monterrey in the final of the Concacaf Champions League and let it be known that the triumph of the most bitter rival of the Tigers, will put pressure to his players.
“There will always be comparison in this city. When one team wins, the other feels pressured; They are two teams with quality players and in the last decade they have been like that. anyone who has an achievement is going to put pressure on the other, we are aware, “he said.
Led by Brazilian coach Ricardo Ferretti, Tigres was Mexico’s winningest club in the last 10 years with five league titles, the subtitle at the Club World Cup, a Copa Libertadores final and a Concacaf title.
Meanwhile, Herrera has come to change the style of play but with the intention of extending the winning streak with another way of playing.
“We know which team we are on. This team has the pressure of always qualifying among the first four places; we know where we stand. Few have pressure like Tigres, we try to drive to be alert and achieve the objectives, “he concluded.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.