We want win the championship.- Guido Pizarro

RIVIERA MAYA | Friday, June 24, 2016.- There is no doubt in Guido Pizarro’s mind that the beginning of a new cycle always involves redefining objectives. In the middle of the preseason, Tigres is weighing unity and group work as the key factors that will lead them to competing for the League title and, for him, a spot on the Argentinian National Team.

The UANL midfielder responded immediately when asked about his objective for the second half of 2016: “Win the championship with Tigres and be called up to the National Team”.

The same happened when the media, who are in the Riviera Maya covering the Tigres preseason, asked him to mention the team’s main strengths in regards to the 2016 Summer Tournament (Apertura).

“Unity, the work the group has been implementing with the technical staff for the past few years, continuing to trust in this work, with the same commitment, and that, I am quite sure, is what is going to lead us to success,” Pizarro explained.

In relation to Rafael Sobis’ departure to Brazilian football, Guido first said how sorry he is that the striker is leaving because he identified with the group and was so well-liked; however, from the sports perspective, he is sure that Tigres will not be weakened, because there are other existing and new players who are highly talented.

“He will be sorely missed, because he is an amazing person, well-liked by everyone, though from the point of view of football, it shouldn’t affect us much. We already have extremely talented players, and both Chino (Zelarayán) and Ismael who have arrived are important footballers, so let’s hope the team doesn’t miss him, though, on the human level, a great person is leaving us,” said the Argentine.

Pizarro added that the team’s style of play won’t be changing either, since Tigres has perfected its system for any player who comes out onto the pitch and he clarified that they hope to start the tournament at 100 per cent so that they won’t be struggling to qualify like last season.

“We have to work harder, go back to basics, try to carry on playing as a team, sometimes we did and sometimes we didn’t, so let’s hope that we will give our all for the team, for our teammates, and that we achieve each and every one of our goals,” the midfielder said.