Tigres aren’t just happy with reaching the Final, now they want to win it

SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA | Wednesday, April 6, 2016.- Tigres aren’t just happy with reaching the Final of the Concacaf Champions League, now they want to win it, because  they are thrilled by the idea of going to the Club World Cup and representing Mexico, commented Jorge Torres Nilo, a defender for the felines.

“We feel so blessed to be in another Final; we feel so exhilarated, such a sense of responsibility, but not so much about getting to another Final, but rather winning it. That’s what we want this time.

“This is such a great opportunity for us to snatch this tournament and leave it here in the institution. We are thrilled by the idea of going to the Club World Cup and know that (our rival) is an America that is doing very well right now. We know it won’t be easy, but we are confident in the work and in the simplicity of each and every teammate, and, obviously, if we implement this for the good of the team, then the results will be positive,” the defender explained.

However, ‘Pechu’, as he is known, is keeping his feet firmly on the ground and explained that although they are grateful for the opportunity to aspire to another title, they must also first respond in the League tournament, since the time left for assuring classification is getting shorter. So right now they are keeping their minds on the match against Tuzos on Day 13 and earning points in Hidalgo.

“We’ve got a very important League match this weekend and classification is in our hands. We know that we have to improve in the League as well and that we will be facing a fine team (Pachuca) that is doing well right now, with good players. We are going to do everything we can to improve,” he commented.

Torres Nilo mentioned, in answer to a direct question, the most outstanding moments of the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League Semifinal played this Tuesday against Querétaro, and emphasized that they didn’t give up when the referee sent Jesús Dueñas off and they were left with just ten men for almost 20 minutes.

“(I would like to highlight) our perseverance and commitment. We played for 20 minutes with one man down and the team never stopped moving forwards, never stopped insisting with the way we play and, ultimately, the conviction we showed was rewarded with the goals. I think it’s important to mention that.

“The truth is that we are a team that strives to do our very best, to not believe that we are the best or the worst, we know we have some work to do and, based on this humility instilled into us by ‘Tuca’ in each training session, the results come by default. There are always things we can improve, but we are where we want to be,” said ‘Pechu’.