Talk of Tigres’ perfection would be premature.- ‘Tuca’ Ferretti

ZUAZUA | Monday, September 12, 2016.- Tigres’ pace in the 2016 Summer Tournament (Apertura) has not reached the point where the team can be thought to have reached perfection, assured Ricardo Ferretti, the squad’s manager, who clarified that’s he’s not yet satisfied with their performance because he’s fully aware that both the offense and defense have plenty of room for improvement.

“We’re doing well, but, I repeat, we have to continue to focus on improving. I’m not satisfied and nobody is, because every day we work to be better. We’re doing OK, but nothing spectacular, New situations arise in every match and afterwards we analyze the players and pinpoint the areas we need to improve. Talk of perfection, of levels at 100% is very premature.

“I don’t think the team is at 100%, because it that were true with nine matches still to go, the trend would be downwards. We’re at a good level and we continue to work to increaser it and in each match we have to think about being better. This has been true so far, but I believe that given the squad I have and the individual capacity of the players I have, we need to consider improving collectively,” explained ‘Tuca’.

The defense’s fine performance is the result of hard work.

“It’s a consequence of the players’ and the entire team’s work during the matches, so we have to continue to work in this way, carry on with this commitment and, of course, by not receiving any goals you’re open to the possibility of very closed, very complicated matches, you can win with one goal, although we always train and work on both aspects.”

We mustn’t get overconfident.

“I think they’re doing OK, but there are still areas with room for improvement. I’m not worried and I don’t think the players are worried about looking for first place or even knowing who is there. Our idea and mentality is to work hard during the week and whichever team we face, it will be with respect and humility, without being overconfident and remaining humble. I think we’ll have the possibility of earning points and shouldn’t believe all the comments or all the praise, because the championship is still a long way off.”

Andy Delort still has to work on his adaptation.

“He still needs to work on adapting to his teammates and also Mexican football.”