Tigres is committed to making the fans happy.- ‘Tuca’ Ferretti

ZUAZUA | Tuesday, July 12, 2016.- The second half of the year got off to a good start for Tigres with their victory in the Champion of Champions, said Ricardo Ferretti. Nevertheless, the manager explained that the team’s objective is and always will be winning titles to give the fans the greatest satisfaction possible.

‘Tuca’ was pleased with what they have achieved so far, but made it quite clear that in a team like Tigres the standard is always set very high, since no one can afford to rest on their laurels. On the contrary, they are facing 17 fixtures in the 2016 Summer Tournament (Apertura) in which their aim is to qualify, and qualify well, in order to fight for yet another championship.

“The work, the task of the ‘Ingeniero’ (Alejandro Rodríguez) and Miguel Garza is to provide the greatest support regarding the players, while everyone (on the team) is committed to the task of doing our very best and making our fans as happy as possible.

“Tigres, a few years ago, was going through a difficult time, and I’ve been with them through part of this. Right now, we are enjoying major achievements, but that doesn’t mean we can rest on our laurels. On the contrary, it means we have to continue to fight, to work because the very least we can do is to respond on the field, giving everything we’ve got to our amazing fans who never fail in their support,” the manager commented.

Regarding the possible absentees in the team for the start of the tournament on Sunday in Torreón, Ferretti reported that Damián Álvarez started training normally today after an injury in the Pachuca match, while he decided that it would be better for Israel Jiménez to wait until tomorrow so he can check his evolution and determine whether or not he is ready.

Meanwhile, Jürgen Damm has already started training with the team, focusing on the physical and technical-tactical aspects, although he mentioned that it would be too soon for him to play this weekend since he is only just being reincorporated into the group.

Regarding Guido Pizarro and his red card in the game against Tuzos on Sunday, he declared that he thought it was unfair and hopes that the Disciplinary Committee will review this decision and withdraw the suspension.

In relation to the reincorporation of André-Pierre Gignac to the team’s discipline, he clarified that they are in discussions with the French player to agree on an exact date, in view of the fact that he hasn’t had a holiday, as he joined his National Team straight away after finishing the activities with Tigres in the 2016 Winter Tournament (Clausura), and also that he needs to recover his emotionally.