Nahuel congratulates his teammates who played in Costa Rica
SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA | Thursday, August 18, 2016.- The efforts of his teammates in Costa Rica, which resulted in a 3-1 victory for Tigres over Herediano in the CONCACAF Champions League, was recognized by the goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmán, who praised the team’s amazing match and, above all, Fernando Fernández and Jonathan Espericueta’s goals.
“I played (in Costa Rica) last year and it’s a difficult pitch. It makes it hard for us to play in our usual way from low down, since the ball runs away and bounces too much. I think the second half was very good, particularly regarding decisiveness. Several goal opportunities were pulled off, scoring was very important for the guys who did so, such as ‘Quesos’, ‘Espiri’, who haven’t been playing quite so regularly.
“This result delivers a good start, because we won as visitors on a complicated pitch, so the players who travelled to Costa Rica, and have just got back, deserve our congratulations. Endeavoring to be the protagonists, to have a good Champions League is vital.”
It will be a fine match against Pachuca.
“There are two or three very solid teams at the moment, but for us, right now, because of the championship, the position on the table and what this match and this opponent mean, earning three points is important. Pachuca is a fine gauge, so we’ll do our best to rise to the occasion, take advantage of being hosts, the people, and these moments of good football that we’ve been enjoying.”.
It’s good that goal opportunities aren’t being generated against us.
“The objective lies at the end of the championship. That’s what we’re really interested in. It’s good that goal opportunities aren’t being generated against us, very few of them, above all it’s good to have conceded zero goals. It’s not always possible; it doesn’t always depend on us, but very often depends on the opponent’s qualities. We’ll have to try to carry on playing in the same way, firm, closing when it’s necessary, just like in the second half against Toluca”.
Maintaining zero doesn’t put the pressure on.
“No, because we have to win. It’s a huge possibility to reach the top, the ones up front, facing a great opponent who we know can harm us. It’s quite likely. I don’t think there’s any point at all (thinking about a record). In fact, we’ve taken several risks in some of the matches and played in our usual way. I think that if we focus too much on defending, it will be difficult to generate, so we have to be natural, play the game in the same way as always, without taking too many risks.”