Playing Due to Sports Merits.- Jair

SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA, August 7th.- Playing and fighting for a position as a result of sports merit, rather than a rule, is what motivates defender Jair Díaz, who commented that they expect the best version of Necaxa this Saturday.

Jair has participated in three matches in the Apertura 2019, and his presence contributes minutes to the team’s compliance with the Youth Rule.

“I work hard to earn a place, not to play because of a rule. I’ve felt fine, I keep doing my best to earn the position,” said the defender in today’s press conference at the Universitario Stadium.

Their next opponent, Necaxa Rayos, is highly motivated after having just defeated Veracruz 7-0, so Tigres is expecting to see the best of Necaxa.

               “We’ll do our best, but we’re expecting the best version of Necaxa. We’ll be playing on our terms at home, though without underestimating anybody, because the opponent counts too,” he said.

He’s felt comfortable…

                “The team has been working well, I’ve felt comfortable and I really think it’s going to be a good game against Necaxa.”

                How to play against Necaxa…

“How we should play is the key factor. They’ll be very confident because they’ve just won by such a wide margin, but we’ll be focused on what we’re doing on the pitch.”

                Dynamic team…

                “Necaxa is a dynamic team that likes to attack and we need to know how to handle the game so what happened in the last match isn’t repeated, when they really harried us. We need to handle the game better.”

                Play defensively…

“We discussed it, but not much came of it in the last match. We’ve agreed on it and already trained in that area.”

                Maintaining playing styles…

                “We were the visiting side (in the last match) and tried to follow our style, but the opponent counts too. We should have realized beforehand what we needed to do and take more risks.”

                Everyone’s responsibility…

“What happened against Pumas is everyone’s responsibility, not just a single player’s. We should have communicated better, that’s all, I don’t think it’s anything more than that.”

                Playing in Mexico City…

“To start with the Universitario Stadium pitch is difficult. It’s tough playing there. We did what we could despite the pitch and weather conditions. It’s different here and we’ll be playing on our terms.”