We’re Hoping for Another Final.- Chaka

SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA, November 28.- We’re hoping to reach the Final in December, affirmed Luis “Chaka” Rodríguez, who commented that the squad has gained confidence with the work they’ve been doing over the past few weeks.

“The truth is that we’re all hoping to reach the Final. I’m confident in the squad and the work we’ve been doing over the past few weeks,” he said in one of the phrases he mentioned during today’s press conference.

 

Chaka’s phrases…

“I think that first of all we all need to be on the same page since every tournament is different – Pumas is very different from previous tournaments, it’s a pretty dangerous team and we need to keep an eye on their nines and not leave them for a second, because they take full advantage of any spaces…”

 

“We feel very confident, we’ve been training well during these days and the team really looks very focused on what lies ahead…”

 

“Well, I think so (continuing with mid-distance shots), perhaps having more confidence in shooting from there, though at times I don’t have that opportunity, sometimes I’m too far back, but, yes, I do need to shoot more…”

 

“We need to take advantage (of the spaces), especially now in the Playoffs when all the teams play defensively, so it’s a good option…”

 

“I feel physically very fit, just like all my teammates…”

 

“As I said, the team (Pumas) is completely different from previous tournaments and we know they’ll be playing as if they were at home, so we need to be prepared for anything…”

 

“Actually, I’m not focusing on that (being in the Final or not), I want to play the next match first and then hope we’ll be there in the Final”…

 

“Yes, I think so, the experience (of Tuca compared with that of David Patiño) is definitely a plus, especially with “Tuca” as our manager”…