We must make the most of Tigres home advantage.- Guido Pizarro

ZUAZUA | Thursday, March 10, 2016.- The Winter Tournament (Clausura) 2016 is still young and Tigres has to realize that it needs many more points to qualify for the Liguilla  playoffs, so this isn’t the moment to lose our cool or get over anxious, but rather to concentrate and make the most of the team’s home advantage, confirmed Guido Pizarro, the Felines’ midfielder.

Since Tigres has earned 7 points of the last 15 it has competed for in the tournament, ‘The Count’ considers that this is the moment to assure another three points, and now that they are going to take on Pumas, he believes that if a few adjustments are made to the game plan and they maintain control of the ball, then they have a very good chance of doing so.

“We are half way through the tournament, so it’s not that worrying, it’s very and there is very little difference in points between second and ninth or tenth place. As the home team, we have to do our best to get the highest possible number of points, but always playing well, trying to maintain the same idea, this is the path that will lead us to highest level,” explained the defensive midfielder.

Pizarro will not be participating on Saturday as he was suspended for one game by the Disciplinary Commission for being sent off during the match against the Rayados of Monterrey. However, the Argentine is sure that his absence will not affect the team.

“We train together every day, and Tigres has a very talented squad, so if (some players), weren’t prepared for such an important team as this one, they wouldn’t be here, so every player is prepared. Everyone wants to do it in the best possible way (substitute him) and the game system is what is most important, and if we control the match then (his absence) will not be noticeable at all,” he explained.

The Argentine also had words of praise for this Saturday’s opponent, since he commented that Pumas will also want to achieve a good result, especially since their starters rested and didn’t travel to Bolivia for their Libertadores match, so Tigres will be on top form.

“I think it’s going to be a good game, it will be difficult since most of the first-team players have been reserved for Saturday’s match, so it will be highly competitive. Their players are very good one-on-one in the offense, so we need to be alert, and, as I always say, try to control the game because that’s what is important,” commented Guido after the training session in Zuazua.