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Coach Miguel Herrera declared on Monday that, despite Tigres’ disappointing start to the Mexican Apertura tournament, He is confident of the recovery and his passage to the league of the eight best for the title dispute.
“The squad is rich and I am sure that we will be in the league and then we will seek to raise one more cup“, He said at a press conference in Monterrey.
The Tigers were eliminated last week in the Leagues Cup and they appear in eleventh place in the Apertura with one victory, two draws, one loss and five points.
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The felines lost to the Seattle Sounders 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the Leagues Cup 🏆.
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Herrera acknowledged that I imagined a difficult start because when he arrived he introduced a change of idea in the way of playing, however he did not have injuries to key players such as French striker André Pierre Gignac and Argentine midfielder Guido Pizarro, nor with expulsions.
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“The person responsible (for the bad start of the tournament) is me and we are working. We do not give up, the team has had opportunities to convert and the idea is to be forceful, “he added.
Led by Brazilian coach Ricardo Ferretti, the Tigres won five league championships in the last 10 years, in addition to reaching the finals of the last Club World Cup and the 2015 Copa Libertadores.
This summer the board did not renew Ferretti’s contract and brought Herrera, Mexican coach at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and with a couple of league titles at the helm of America, who changed the philosophy of the game.
“My idea is to shape a team with the way I like to watch football; I have players with great technical ability who have to play the way they want to play. Only with work will things change, “he said.
Tigres will receive Querétaro on Tuesday on the fifth day of the Apertura, in a duel in which he will not be able to use Pizarro, with a fibula fracture, or Gignac, with a tendon injury.
The coach hoped to return to good results and highlighted the good physical preparation of the players, one of the issues that will allow the group to move forward.
“The physical part leaves us calm. The team is very well, we hope to finish the matches completely because we have the obligation to win ”, he concluded.
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