Tigres is mentally prepared to respond in the Concacaf
ZUAZUA | Monday, March 14, 2016.- Tigres travelled to Querétaro with their minds set on playing a good match at the stadium of the Gallos Blancos, which will get them even closer to the Concacaf Champion League Final, affirmed Manuel Viniegra, a midfielder with the felines, who reiterated that the team’s aim is to continue to advance in the tournament.
“We are fully aware of what this match, which is the first leg, means. Our objective is quite clear and we are going one step at a time, first the Semifinal and then we will think about something bigger.
“Any rival is always going to be difficult. There are no easy rivals and even less in a Concacaf Champions Semifinal; all the teams that participate in this competition are the leaders or runners-up in their countries, so it’s true that there are no easy rivals,” said ‘Kito’ after the training session in the Zuazua Cave.
After playing the whole match against Pumas, Viniegra commented that he was pleased to have had that opportunity and, at the same time, far from satisfied because the team was not able to triumph.
Nevertheless, he explained that he feels that the whole squad is committed to achieving the goals that were proposed right from the beginning, with the confidence that their results will improve and will be scoring goals again.
“We are very confident. We are still there in the zone (playoffs classification), we are not satisfied, but we are confident that we can turn this situation around.
“I personally consider that we are playing at a good level, the ball just hasn’t gone in. In the last match, we saw the ball hit the posts, suddenly incredible plays, just like in the Derby. But all we can do is to continue to work together, because we are all to blame, in the good and the bad times,” the Tigres reserve player commented.