Tigres aims to win and classify to the Playoffs.- Nahuel Guzmán

ZUAZUA | Tuesday, May 3, 2016.- For the last day of the 2016 Winter Tournament (Clausura), Tigres is determined to meet the expectations they set for themselves at the beginning of the tournament, classify to the Playoffs and seek the League Championship once more. For this, Nahuel Guzmán, the felines’ goalkeeper, explained why the team wants to achieve this: “Out of necessity, obligation, commitment and responsibility”.

The goalie recounted the team’s good points in several of the League matches, in which they easily dominated their opponents, and mentioned that since the team repeats this formula for the full 90 minutes, it is highly likely that they will achieve a positive result.

“We have to endeavor (to win the game) in these 90 minutes or 95 minutes, however long it lasts, it’s our responsibility, we have to assume this responsibility involved in this last fixture of the regular phase of the championship.

“Trying to use these parts of the matches (in which they performed well in diverse games) and infuse all of them into the 90 minutes for the good of the group, for the good of the team, we know that by succeeding in our objective and earning the three points would lift our spirits up from one day to the next, increase our expectations, strengthen our confidence and we know all the results entailed in winning the match on Saturday,” explained the Argentine goalkeeper.

This Saturday, Tigres needs a triumph at Cruz Azul’s home in order to classify to the Playoffs, since this is the only possible result that would allow them to do so and, therefore, the felines’ player expects the match to be highly dynamic to give a good show and for the good of the team.

“We are fully aware that this is a decisive game for us as well as for Cruz Azul, who need the three points too so that they won’t have to depend any other results, and, hopefully, this will make for an intense, dynamic match. I hope it won’t be a slow game, let’s hope it will be dynamic and we all give a good show,” Nahuel commented.

In response to the question asked by the media about whether the prospect of facing the Rayados in the event that they classify to the Playoffs motivates them, he said that they need to assure their place first and not worry about possibilities.

“How people feel will always change depending on the results. Three and a half months ago we were all celebrating a championship and in this tournament we have modified a few things unintentionally. Perhaps it has been obvious that we overlooked some aspects as a team, we have changed a few things that weren’t helping us, so we have to go back to the basics in order to find our strength as a team once more,” explained the feline.