Solari to shake off malaria with América, goes for his first title

( .- Santiago Solari, in his adventure through Mexico, already had a disappointment. Now he will seek to taste the sweetness of victory. The Argentine coach will try to win his first title with América this Thursday, when he faces Monterrey in the final of the CONCACAF Champions League.

Santiago Solari wants to reverse the frustration

Solari has had two good tournaments with the Eagles but they will be useless if he does not lift a title. Special Photo

After being ousted by Real Madrid, Solari landed in Mexican soccer earlier this year to take the helm of the country’s most successful team. Solari, who was crowned champion in the Club World Cup with Madrid, had a good debut for the Eagles in the last Clausura by finishing second in the regular phase table. But the team crashed in the league for the title, succumbing to Pachuca in the quarterfinals.

America was not reinforced for the tournament and goes for Concachampions and Liga MX

Club América comes out as the favorite against Monterrey. Special Photo

“Success is a search, it is a journey, it is the path we travel every day to achieve excellence,” Solari said after that defeat.

Solari and the leadership of the Eagles bet on the same squad, supported by signings from the local league. The response has been a dominant campaign: America has already secured first place for the Apertura league and reached the CONCACAF final.

Solari faces a high-flying engagement with Las Águilas

The Argentine coach faces his first major challenge with the Eagles. Photo: Getty Images.

“We have great excitement and enthusiasm, the league is hypercompetitive and marks the regularity of the teams and the patience that must be had to continue building projects,” said Solari.

“But international competitions force you to concentrate because a mistake leaves you out. We are happy to be in this instance and to be able to enjoy a final ”.

Guillermo Ochoa of the key players of America

Guillermo Ochoa is the element that puts the quota of trust and experience in the defense of America. Photo: AP

With goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa as a bulwark, Solari’s team reaches the final of the regional club tournament after leaving Honduras’s Olimpia, the Portland Timbers and the Philadelphia Union on the road.

In their first final since the 2015-16 season, the Eagles are the team with the most consecration in CONCACAF – with seven titles – and will look for another to get two away from Cruz Azul, their closest guard.

Monterrey is the other side of the coin

Javier Aguirre, Rayados del Monterrey coach will try to save the campaign with a title against América. Photo: EFE

Despite having the most expensive squad in Mexico, the team led by Javier Aguirre has just lost its last four games, falling from second to seventh in the table, the complete opposite of Solari.

Los Rayados return to a CONCACAF final after capturing their fourth regional title in 2019. Before they achieved a three-time championship between 2011 and 2013. And remember to check the best of the ball on foot. Czech