Everything’s Ready.- Ferretti

SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA, April 30th.- Everything’s ready, affirmed manager Ricardo Ferretti today, regarding the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League Final this Wednesday.

“We’re feeling fine, calm and prepared for tomorrow’s match, everything’s ready,” said Tigres’ strategist in a press conference with the diverse members of the media who will be covering the Final.

A minimal difference, but he’d like to have it…

“I think I’d like to have it (the advantage), to have won, but we didn’t so we have to win this match. The situation isn’t the same. They have the advantage of a draw; we need to win and that’s what we’ll be looking for.”

Message for the fans…

“We don’t have to give a message; they gave us a message on Sunday of their full support and they hope that tomorrow we’ll give our all to accomplish our goals. Their support motivates us, drives us, gives us the inspiration to redouble our efforts and do everything we have to do tomorrow.”

Gignac is fine…

“Yes, he is (on top form); he played against Puebla, he’s improved physically and he’s ready to be taken into consideration to start.”

Monterrey, the favorite…

“Apparently, they think they’re the favorites, but that doesn’t affect us. We have to aim for a win and we’ve done it before. I don’t think it’s a problem that they’re the favorites. I hope that tomorrow my players will give their all on the pitch.”

Motivation at the highest level…

“The group’s motivation is independent from the result. Tomorrow, we can’t aim for a tie. Our motivation is at the highest level. We’ve already discussed what we want and our goal is quite clear. We need to know how to offset whatever the opponent offers; we know it won’t be easy, but we do have a chance at winning.”

Focus on not conceding any goals…

“I hope that situation won’t happen tomorrow. We’re focusing on not conceding any goals and scoring one to at least go to extra time. Monterrey has had two or three here, they won a Cup; both teams are the ones with the most achievements in the tournaments they’ve competed in.”

Home advantage…

“Support is always important, that’s why we do what we do. Without them, there’d be no point, but ultimately it’s eleven against eleven, so it won’t affect either side at all.”

Status of the pitch…

“It can affect the game, but we hope it will be OK. Everyone has criticized the status of the pitch, so let’s hope that tomorrow it won’t be a factor that will impact both sides, and then we can all play some good football.”

Are both local sides the best in the region?

“Yes, right now they are. They’re the ones competing in the Final. They deserve to be there, they eliminated everyone else and reached the Final. In the future, who knows?”