The idea is to keep a clean sheet
SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA, October 25.- With the firm idea of keeping a clean sheet, something they have achieved five out of 13 times, is how UANL Tigres has been working this week, according to Luis Rodríguez.
The renowned Chaka Rodríguez ruled out disorder in the team and made it quite clear that they were one-off errors that made them concede six goals in the last two Liga matches.
“Personally, the week has been quite challenging after last weekend’s result, but we’re fully focused on the upcoming match.
“We’ve worked hard on errors caused by a lack of concentration that didn’t used to happen and now it’s putting us in danger, but it’s really nothing to worry about. We know how capable everyone is here and we know that with just a little bit more we’ll make it,” he affirmed.
The last time Tigres had a clean sheet was two fixtures ago, with a 2-0 away win over Querétaro. Other occasions before that were 2-0 against León, 1-0 against Tijuana, 4-0 against Veracruz and a goalless draw with the Monterrey Rayados.
The Tigres defender mentioned that it can happen because of the opponents, since they are preparing just the same and are always looking for a way to hurt the team.
“I think it’s more to do with the opponent. Obviously the opponent prepares just as we do. They know how to hurt us, so I think it’s more to do with them.
“I think that if we could gain more possession, something else we have lost that makes the opponent more confident, and this is another point we’ve been working on all week, as well as specific points of not losing easy passes, and I think that’s the basis for doing well this weekend,” he added.
Do you feel that there is disorder in the defense?
“No, I think that’s normal in football. The passion you experience on the field and you feel you can give much more. There has always been order; these are just one-off errors.”
How worrying is this?
“Actually, it doesn’t worry us that much because errors are exploited by the opponent, who also makes its own mistakes. Our preparation is the same as theirs. Of course, we don’t like it when we concede three goals, but I think the opponent is also doing things right.”