Maximum Effort in the Preseason
RIVIERA MAYA, June 25th.- Sweat, exertion, physical exercise and ball control have been the sum total of the UANL Tigres team’s visit to this part of the Mexican Caribbean, in preparation for the Apertura 2019 Tournament.
The squad met on Sunday afternoon at the Mariano Escobedo airport, to take a direct flight to Cancún, and, from there, travel by road to the Barceló on the Riviera Maya, where, as of Monday, they have been working on the beach, pitch and golf course.
So far, there have been double training sessions, with one hundred percent physical exercise in the mornings directed by Guillermo Orta, and, in the afternoons with a focus on football strategy, under the guidance of Ricardo Ferretti.
The 26 players, including six footballers from the U-20 category, have more than worked up a sweat.
This is tenth consecutive summer that the preseason has taken place in the Mexican Caribbean, seeking to get away from the city environment of Monterrey and integrate the new players, such as Uruguayan Leonardo Fernández, into the group.
The morning training scenario will be changing according to the team’s agenda, but every afternoon from now until July 3rd will be devoted to working on the pitch, which is where Tuca, together with Hugo Hernández and Miguel Mejía Barón, enter the picture.
Tigres is returning to Monterrey on July 4th to train on Friday the fifth at La Cueva, in Zuazua, and play a friendly match on Saturday against Veracruz, time and place to be confirmed.
Soon after, Tigres will be getting down to business, since on July 14 they are playing against América in the Champion of Champions, in Los Angeles, followed by their first Liga MX match on the 20th against Morelia, and then, on July 24, they will be facing Salt Lake City in the Binational Tournament.